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YEREVAN. – The 15-day period of execution of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling, which required the Armenian government to ensure the immediate medical treatment of former minister of finance and ex-chairman of the State Revenue Committee Gagik Khachatryan in a civilian hospital, ended on August 5, the Khachatryan family’s attorneys noted in a statement.

Apparently, as per the statement, since July 21, the government has not taken any reasonable steps to ensure adequate treatment in the event of obvious risks to the life and health of an Armenian citizen.

The Khachatryan family’s attorneys added that they have been reporting for months that Gagik Khachatryan, 64, who, according to them, has been illegally arrested for 11 months, needs an immediate surgery to treat his spinal stenosis, the non-fulfillment and delay of which poses serious and irreversible risks to his health and for life.

The attorney’s also noted that in addition to applying an interim measure regarding Gagik Khachatryan on July 21, the ECHR had decided to consider his case as a matter of priority, in accordance with Article 41 of the ECHR Regulation, as in the case of Khachatryan, the priority was given due to his severe health condition and the inaction of Armenian authorities.

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