YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


LEADER OF NSD UNION WITHDREW CLAIMS VERSUS “HRAPARAK” DAILY

On December 6 the court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan continued hearing the suit of Paruyr Hayrikian, Chairman of “National Self-Determination” Union versus Gegham Galstian and Norik Petrosian, representatives of Communist Party of Armenia. The founder of “Hraparak” daily, “Hraparak Oratert” LLC, was involved in the case as a co-respondent. The reasons for the suit became the controversy between the NSD Union leader and the communists, unfolded in “Hraparak” on July 2011. In the suit on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation Paruyr Hayrikian claimed from Gegham Galstian and Norik Petrosian a moral loss compensation of 2 mln AMD (about $ 5,200), while from “Hraparak” – to publish a refutation and the operative part of the court ruling. The suit was submitted into consideration on August 30, the hearings started on October 27.

At the December 6 court session the plaintiff withdrew his claims versus “Hraparak” founder. The court secured the petition.