Court dismisses Moroz’s lawsuit against Hraparak
The court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Margarita Khachatryan, nicknamed Moroz, against Hraparak daily. The lawsuit demanded that Hraparak publish a refutation of its article which was released on April 11, 2011.
“This is one of the rare cases when press and freedom of expression dominated and the court made an unbiased decision meeting legal requirements,” Hraparak writes.
“The events held on April 24 on the Armenian Genocide centennial served the main purposes set: raising the international awareness of the Armenian Genocide, formation of public opinion and mobilization to condemn and fight against genocides as crimes against humanity,” the letter highlights.
At least 32 political activists and aid volunteers were killed in a municipal culture center in Şanlıurfa’s district of Suruç on July 20, right before they were due to cross the border to help with rebuilding the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.
Şeyh Abdurrahman Alagöz, a 20-year-old university student registered in Adıyaman province, has been identified as the suicide bomber who carried out the deadly July 20 attack at a municipal culture center in Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, which killed at least 32 activists planning to cross the border to help rebuild the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.