Writers condemn review court

July 21 2004


YEREVAN, JULY 21, ARMENPRESS: In a move which is likely to further
exacerbate relations between Armenian writers and judicial
authorities, the Union of Armenia’s Writers issued a statement on
July 20 “to express the deep indignation over the gross violation of
the Union’s rights by a court of review.”
The statement followed a court of review verdict that cancelled a
lower court decision in favor of the Union concerning a hospital that
was run by it for decades. The hospital was sold by Arabkir community
to a businessmen through a tender, but the writers say no tender was
ever held and the community office did not have the right to put the
hospital up for sale.
The Union has sent a letter of complaint to president Kocharian
requesting his intervention. The chairman of the Union said yesterday
they were not going to surrender and will ask the Court of Appeals to
handle the case.