YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


DECISION RENDERED ON THE SUIT OF “GIND” PRINTING HOUSE VERSUS FOUNDER OF “CHORRORD ISHKHANUTIUN” NEWSPAPER

On November 16 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan rendered decision on the suit of “Gind” printing house versus “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” newspaper founder, “Ogostos” LLC. As it has been reported, the plaintiff demanded to oblige “Ogostos” to pay off the debt for printing costs. At the session of November 5 the court secured the plaintiff’s petition, banning the issue of “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun”. A number of journalistic associations considered the ban as infringement of the right on free dissemination of information (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, November 6-12, 2009).

According to the court decision released on November 16, the ban imposed on the newspaper’s issue will be valid till the repayment of liabilities in the amount of 2 million 673 thousand AMD (around $ 6,900).

Chief Editor of “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” Shogher Matevosian informed YPC about the intention to appeal the decision with the upper court jurisdiction. According to Shogher Matevosian, “Ogostos” LLC does not owe any debts to the printing house, moreover the founder itself has financial claims to “Gind”.

It should also be noted that the editorial office of “Chorrord Ishkhanutiun” and its publisher, “Trespassers W.” LLC, continue publishing a new daily, called “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” (being issued since November 10).