On July 8 “Hetq” online publication reported about the suit of Ijevan municipality
(Tavush region) versus “Investigative Journalists” NGO, the founder of “Hetq”.
According to “Hetq”, in the suit application, filed on June 18 with the Civil
Court of Yerevan, the plaintiff demands to refute the information discrediting
to honor, dignity and business reputation of Ijevan Mayor Varuzhan Nersisian
– as seen by the city administration to be present in the article of “Hetq”
correspondent in Tavush region Voskan Sargsian “Whose Pocket Receives Money
from Sand Mine”. The article was published in “Hetq” on May 5, 2008, and also
printed on May 20, 2008, in a supplement to “Azg” daily, “Transparent Local
Self-Government”, produced by “Investigative Journalists”. As “Investigative
Journalists” told YPC, the suit of Ijevan Municipality is accepted for consideration.