YPC Weekly Newsletter

2001


COURT PROCEEDINGS ON THE CASE OF SHUSHANIK ABRAHAMIAN-HAIRAPETIAN VERSUS “ARMENPRESS” NEWS AGENCY ENDED

In the court of primary jurisdiction of Center and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan the proceedings on the suit of journalist Shushanik Abrahamian-Hairapetian versus “Armenpress” news agency ended. The demand of the plaintiff was her restoration in the job previously occupied and compensation of the salary for the unintended idleness.

As it has already been reported, the dismissal notice (on the basis of contract expiration) of Shushanik Abrahamian-Hairapetian was dated June 29, 2001; however, it was given to the journalist only on July 12. Till that time she went on with her duties. By this, in the opinion of the plaintiff, one of the stipulations of the RA Labor Law Code was violated (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 22-28, 2001).

On the session of November 2 the judge at chair Edik Avetisian made a decision of refusing to satisfy the claim, since the actions of the respondent were in line with the Law.

Shushanik Abrahamian-Hairapetian does not at all agree with this decision and is going to appeal it at the RA Court of Appeal. "I think the Law was on my side, while the judge was on the side of the “Armenpress” director”, Shushanik Abrahamian-Hairapetian said, adding that she plans to hold a press conference jointly with her lawyer and ask the colleagues for support.