YPC Weekly Newsletter

2012


HEARINGS ON CASE OF A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION VERSUS “IRAVUNK” FOUNDER STARTED

On March 13 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan started hearing the suit of the Armenian Word of Life Religious Community of Christian Evangelic Church and its Head, Senior Pastor Artur Simonian versus founder of “Iravunk” newspaper, “Iravunk Media” LLC. The matter of the suit on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation became the article and its collage that spoke negatively about the Word of Life and the Senior Pastor. The piece was published in the weekly supplement “Iravunk Investigation” of October 19-25, 2011 and was later reprinted in “Arguments of the Week in Armenia” (published by “Iravunk Media” LLC). The plaintiff demands to bind the respondent to publish a refutation and to bring apologies in both newspapers. The suit was taken into consideration on November 23, 2011.

At the March 13 session the demands of the suit were clarified. The next session will take place on March 23.