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Tatevik Shaljyan

Jehovah’s Witnesses Want Time to Study Retraction Submitted by H1 TV

At today’s court case, in which the Jehovah’s Witnesses is suing the H1 TV station for slander, a prosecution lawyer motioned for a postponement so that her client could review the text of a retraction submitted by the defendant.

Both sides say they want to reach an amicable resolution.

The dispute dates back to a November 2010 news broadcast by H1TV covering a murder of a couple in the town of Sevan.

It seems the TV station had interviewed neighbors of the couple’s son, Arman Torosyan, charged with the murder.

H1 broadcast a report stating that the neighbors said they had heard Arman shout, “I am carrying out the orders of the god Jehova and I am murdering the devils on his orders”, upon leaving the family’s apartment.