On March 12 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan revoked the suit of Hayk Babukhanian, Chairman of the Editorial Council of “Iravunk” newspaper, versus founder of Report.am news portal, “Khmbagir” LLC, and Report.am observer Edik Andreasian. The subject matter of the suit became the article “When Forcing the Unpromptable” (stored on Report.am on March 25, 2011) and its’ readers comments. Along with a refutation on the information, discrediting honor, dignity and business reputation, Hayk Babukhanian demanded to compensate the moral damage of 1 million AMD (more than $ 2,500) and the court expenses. The court hearings on the case started on June 15, 2011.
The court ruling, released on March 12, assessed the lawsuit of Hayk Babukhanian as unjustified.
This is the second revoked suit of Hayk Babukhanian versus Report.am. On February 27 the same court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan had denied the claims of “Iravunk” Council Chairman regarding the September 1, 2010 piece of Report.am, “The Right of ‘Iravunk’ on the Edge of Hayk Babukhanian’s Sword” (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 24 – March 1, 2012).