YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


HEARINGS STARTED ON SUIT OF ARMENIA’S SECOND PRESIDENT ROBERT KOCHARIAN VERSUS WWW.1IN.AM AND “ZHAMANAK” DAILY FOUNDERS

On March 7, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts of Yerevan started hearing the lawsuit of the Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian and his son Sedrak Kocharian against the founder of the news portal www.1in.am, “First Analytical” LLC, and the founder and publisher of “Zhamanak” daily, “Skizb Media Kentron” LLC. The reason for going into law were the articles, “What Connection Have Kocharian and Tsarukian with “Nairit’?” (published on November 27, 2012 in “Zhamanak” daily and www.1in.am), and the “The Minute Tariff of the Kocharians” (published on November 29, 2012 on www.1in.am and on November 30, 2012 in “Zhamanak”). As we have reported, the suit was taken into consideration on January 15, 2013. At the same time, the Court partially upheld the motion of the plaintiffs on banning the respondents’ property, as a measure to secure the suit. The plaintiffs demand a refutation of information discrediting the honor and dignity, and compensation of moral damage of 5 mln AMD – about $ 12,200 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 8-14, 2013).

The next court session is appointed on April 3.