YPC Weekly Newsletter

2005


COURT OF APPEALS SECURED THE APPEAL OF “FEMIDA” CHAIRWOMAN

On October 11 the RA Court of Appeals secured the appeal of the Chairwoman of “Femida” NGO Julietta Amirkhanian, challenging the ruling of the court of primary jurisdiction of Center and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan of July 25, 2005. As it has been reported, in late May Julietta Amirkhanian addressed the court with a suit against Lia Revazian to protect honor and dignity. The plaintiff demanded to refute the invalid and discrediting information, contained in the letter of Lia Revazian, addressed to the senior officials of the country, editorial offices of several media and the mission of some international organizations. The letter, in particular, contained insulting remarks to the address of “Datakan Alik” (“Judicial Channel”) program, hosted by Julietta Amirkhanian on the Second Armenian TV Channel. On July 25 the court ruled to partially secure the suit of the “Femida” Chairwoman. The information quoted in Lia Revazian’s letter was recognized to be invalid. However, the demand of the plaintiff – to disseminate the prepared refutation text among the recipients of the letter – was rejected by the court (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, August 25 – September 1, 2005).

At the session of October 11 the Court of Appeals obliged Lia Revazian to refute the information that discredits Julietta Amirkhanian, by sending the refutation to all addressees of the letter that was the reason for the litigation.