YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


RADIO “HAY” SUIT VERSUS RA NA DEPUTY REVOKED

On February 15 court of general jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork communities of Yerevan revoked the suit of Radio “HAY” founder, “Radio “HAY” LLC, versus Styopa Safarian, deputy of RA National Assembly, head of “Heritage” faction. As it has been reported, the hearings on this case started on September 24, 2009. The plaintiff demanded to oblige the defendant to publish a refutation and apologize for the expressions discrediting the business reputation of Radio “HAY”. The reason for the suit became a phrase from a piece by Styopa Safarian, titled “Voyage, Voyage to Madrid and Dagestan” (published in “Hraparak” daily on August 20, 2009). In the piece Styopa Safarian argues, in absentia, with one of the leaders of ruling Republican Party of Armenia, recalls some quotations made by RPA leader during one of the two shows, “Armenian Feedback” (aired on Radio “HAY” on July 30 and July 31, 2009). The author of the article described these shows as “a two-series concert ordered by the President’s administration” (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 18-24, 2009).

At the session of February 15 the court considered the demands of the suit to be groundless.