YPC Weekly Newsletter



On June 21 the representatives of the Service of Compulsory Execution of Judicial
Acts of Shirak region arrested the property of “Kumayri” private weekly
of Gyumri as an implementation of a court ruling. As YPC was told by the Chief
Editor of “Kumayri” Aghasi Abrahamian, on November 2, 2006 the Commercial Court
of Shirak region, having considered the suit of the regional administration,
ruled that the editorial office of the weekly must vacate the premises it uses
in the building of the former school No.21 of Gyumri. According to Aghasi Abrahamian,
after this building, where one of the city publishing houses is also located,
was transferred to the management of regional administration, the latter decided
to use it otherwise and suggested that the editorial office move out. As the
head of “Kumayri” said, the options proposed in exchange were not suitable for
the editorial office, and it refused to move. As a result the regional administration
started litigation. The cassation appeal, submitted later by the respondent,
was declined, and the addresses of the editorial staff to various official bodies
with a request to provide assistance in the premises issue have so far been
futile. Currently, Aghasi Abrahamian noted, all the rooms of the editorial office
are sealed except the computer center, which enables the staff to continue the
publication of the weekly.