YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


DECISION TO REVOKE THE SUIT VERSUS “ARAVOT” DAILY ANNOUNCED

On November 26 session of the Civil Court of Yerevan took place, where decision
was announced to revoke the suit of Arthur Ghevondian, RA police officer, versus
“Aravot” daily and termination of the court proceedings.

As it has been reported, the litigation reason was “If Your Neighbor Is a Policeman”
article, published in “Aravot” on June 25, 2008. The plaintiff decided that
this communication is discrediting his honor and dignity. At the session of
November 14, correspondent of the daily Ruzan Minasian presented the expert
assessment of Media Ethics Observatory on this article to the court, and the
plaintiff announced that if “Aravot” published it, he would revoke the suit.
In November 15 issue, the daily published the text of the expert assessment.
On November 18 the court secured the petition of Arthur Ghevondian about revoking
the suit and termination of court proceedings (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, November
14-19, 2008
).