The Court of Appeal examined the complaint of Yerevan Today lawyers in connection with the search of the editorial office.
Before the meeting, a representative of the website, lawyer Armen Feroyan, told reporters that the search was conducted with gross violations of the procedure.
According to him, during the search, materials and data that are not related to the case were confiscated. As a result, the website will not carry out its functions for a long time.
After the meeting, the court rejected the first complaint.
The second complaint concerned a search of the website director’s house.
“The court showed a biased attitude. For this reason, I asked the court to provide time to announce withdrawal. The meeting was rescheduled for October 27.”
As reported earlier, the law enforcement agencies of Armenia are conducting a search at the office of Yerevan.Today news website as well as at the house of its chief editor, since Monday morning.
The office of this website informed that the search is conducted on the grounds that, allegedly, the website had publicized the wiretapped recording of the telephonic conversation between the National Security Service director and the Special Investigation Service head two days earlier than the other media outlets.
They added that the situation is the same at the office of Hraparak (Square) newspaper too.
The first to raise this matter was Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Times) newspaper, which had written that Yerevan.Today and Hraparak had publicized the well-known recording before the other media outlets. To note, the chief editor of Haykakan Zhamanak is Anna Hakobyan, the wife of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.