On June 18 at the session of the court of primary jurisdiction of Aragatsotn region in Ashtarak city the suit of “Ashtarak TV” about removing arrest of the property used by the TV company was partially secured. As it has been reported, previously the same court secured the suit of Aragatsotn Prosecutor’s Office on obliging the TV company to pay the outstanding tax liabilities. To execute the court ruling the property of “Ashtarak” TV was arrested – so that to be later sold at an auction. This punishment was thus actually imposed also on the private persons and organizations – the owners of the part of “Ashtarak TV” property arrested. In particular, on June 9 Internews Armenia public organization submitted to the court the documents that confirmed its ownership of a part of equipment arrested (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, June 4-10, 2004).
At the session of June 18 the court resolved to release the property owned by Internews Armenia.
“Ashtarak TV” company stopped its broadcasts on May 21.