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Rustam Badasyan introduces newly-appointed head of Probation Service Gevorg Simonyan to the staff

18/11/2019

Today, Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan introduced newly-appointed head of the Probation Service Gevorg Simonyan to the staff of the Service.

Deputy Minister of Justice Srbuhi Galyan also participated in the meeting.

Minister Badasyan congratulated Gevorg Simonyan and newly-appointed Deputy Head of the Service Karen Hakobyan on being appointed to the positions that require a sense of responsibility, and emphasised that he is aware of the problems of the Service and the request from the new administration is substantive changes. In this context, Rustam Badasyan attached importance to the directions of development predetermined in the draft Strategy for Penitentiary and Probation Sectors, as well as to the draft of the new Criminal Procedure Code; the draft will be submitted to the Government soon, which introduces new mechanisms in the system of alternative preventive measures and increases functions with respect to the Probation Service, and this implies engagement of new and intelligent specialists in the Service.

The Head of the Service expressed gratitude for the trust and mentioned that there is a lot of work to do for institutional development and capacity-building. "I am certain that we will meet our objectives through dedicated work," Gevorg Simonyan said.

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