ARAM KARAPETYAN INSULTED
A1 Plus | 17:14:09 | 16-06-2004 | Politics |
Hearing of New Times party leader Aram Karapetyan’s suit against
National Unity party chair Artaches Geghamyan and MP Alexan
Karapetyan continued on Wednesday. The suit has been filed over
libelous statements made by above-mentioned persons that damaged Aram
The plaintiff’s attorney in the trial Levon Baghdasaryan said that
Artashes Geghamyan and Alexan Karapetyan must be charged with libeling
his client by calling him the authorities’ puppet who is dancing to
their tune and by saying his whole activity is focused on tarnishing
the opposition reputation.
The defense attorney Gagik Kostandyan objected saying the articles
published recently about Aram Karapetyan were no more than political
opinions. What has been said about Aram Karapetyan needs no proof
and the aim of this legal proceeding is obvious – to raise his rating
and to mar the opposition.
The court didn’t make any decision at its Wednesday’s session. The
date set for the next session is June 30.