YPC Weekly Newsletter

2001


THE SUIT AGAINST “HAIKAKAN ZHAMANAK”

According to “Noyan Tapan” information and analysis center, the National Scout Movement has addressed the General Prosecutor of Armenia to institute a criminal action against the Chief Editor of “Haikakan Zhamanak” daily Nikol Pashinian and journalist Armenak Mikaelian by Article 131 (libel) of the RA Criminal Code.

The suit was caused by the story “A Coup d’Etat Happened on October 27”, published in “Haikakan Zhamanak” on February 21. According to the plaintiff, the story contains invalid, libelous suppositions that the Scout Movement, founded by Dashnaktsoutiun Party, is a terrorist organization that stands behind the tragic events in the Armenian Parliament on October 27, 1999.