YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


NA DEPUTY DEMANDS THAT THE HEAD OF “ALM” MEDIA HOLDING BE CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED

On June 21 deputy of the RA National Assembly, the Head of the Association of Political Scientists of Armenia Hmayak Hovhannisian addressed the RA General Prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepian with a petition to institute criminal proceedings against the owner and the head of “ALM” media holding Tigran Karapetian for incitement of national hatred, libel and insult. The reason for this was the authorship program of Tigran Karapetian “Price of Question”, aired by “ALM” TV company on June 15. In particular, as the NA deputy wrote, the “ALM” head said that Hmayak Hovhannisian “behaves as a Jew or made a Jewish step”, as well as called him a “pickpocket and a liar”. As a proof, the videotape of the program was enclosed to the application.

Tigran Karapetian himself publicly denied having made anti-Semite nature of his utterance and noted that he can bring facts to substantiate the remaining wording by facts.