YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


CHIEF EDITOR OF “ZHAMANAK” DETAINED FOR ALREADY THREE YEARS

On June 24 the heads of “Haykakan Zhamanak”, “Aravot”, ‘Taregir”, “168 Zham”,
“Hayk” newspapers, “A1+” TV company, “Lragir.am” online publication, the
editorial office of “Zhamanak” daily released a statement in support of Chief
Editor of “Zhamanak” Arman Babajanian, sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment
for document fraud to avoid compulsory military service. The statement emphasizes
that on June 26 it will be three years since the arrest of Arman Babajanian.
As it has been reported, during his detention the Chief Editor of “Zhamanak”
has submitted four petitions on early release and none of them has been secured,
notwithstanding the calls of professional and international organizations (see
YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 27 – April 2, 2009). On June 26
a protest action is planned to be held near the residence of the RA President
due to the three-year detention of Arman Babajanian.