Court to Examine Telephone Recording in News.am Slander Trial
The case of the slander suit brought by the "Arrhythmology Cardiology Center of Armenia against the news.am website resumed today at the Yerevan Ajapnyak and Davtashen District Court, Judge Margarita Hartenyan presiding.
The news website has published an article about one of the Center’s patients, Hovhannes Katrdjyan who had sued the hospital for medical malfeasance.
At today’s trial, Katrdjyan took the stand and testified that news.am had republished his exact words about his experience at the hospital and with the doctors.
The patient believes that the hospital sought to make money from his heart condition.
Mourat Asryan, attorney for the plaintiff, requested that the court examine a telephone recording between the news.am reporter and former hospital director Smbat Jamalyan.
The trial was recessed until October 26 since the court lacked the necessary equipment to examine the recording.