On November 1 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan started hearing the suit of “Armavia” company versus “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” founder, “Trespassers W.” LLC. As it has been reported, the reason for the suit was the piece “Did ‘Armavia’ Supply Weapons?” published in the daily on September 15, 2011. The article, particularly, quoted General Yuri Dominik, Commander of Moldovan National Army, who told that the airplane “IL-76”, which had arrived from Libya to Moldova for a new set of weapons, belongs to “the Armenian civic air company”. The piece was reprinted in “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” from the news online publication www.Epress.am. It was stored on Epress.am on September 14, 2011 under the title “Did the Armenian Air Company Supply Libya with Weapons?”, and referred to the Russian “Echo of Moscow” radio station and “Interfax” Russian news agency. The plaintiff demanded to refute the information as contained in the “Chorrord Inknishkhanutiun” article and discrediting its business reputation, pay off a compensation of 2 mln AMD (about $ 5,400) as moral damage (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 23-29, 2011).
At the session of November 1 the demands of the suit were clarified. The next session will take place on November 28.