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Television station sued for slander over broadcasts about Jehovah’s Witnesses

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“the truth will set you free...”

Since: Nov 10

Texas City, TX

#1 Jan 31, 2011
http://www.jw-media.org/arm/20110106.htm

State-sponsored television station in Armenia sued for slander over broadcasts about Jehovah’s Witnesses

YEREVAN, Armenia—The Christian Religious Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Armenia filed a claim on December 9, 2010, against Armenian Public Television and its representatives.

Beginning on November 8, 2010, many media outlets in Armenia repeated the statement that a young man who was charged with the brutal murder of his elderly parents in Sevan, Armenia, was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. That report is false. Neither the young man nor his parents were ever Jehovah’s Witnesses, nor did they have any association with Jehovah’s Witnesses. The religious community of Jehovah’s Witnesses is in agreement with those who deplore this tragic act of violence.

In addition to airing the misinformation about the religious beliefs of the family, the state-sponsored Armenian Public Television also used derogatory and insulting expressions when referring to Jehovah’s Witnesses. One of the broadcasts suggested that viewers should resort to physical violence against the Witnesses, which has already fueled violent attacks against them in some towns and cities in Armenia.

On November 12, 2010, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia called on the mass media “to cease” representing the accused as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The state-sponsored Armenian Public Television refused to take corrective measures, forcing the Witnesses to take legal action. Jehovah’s Witnesses in Armenia have filed a claim requesting that the defendants be ordered to apologize for their defamatory statements, issue a full retraction, and publish an unedited response from Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Worldwide there are over 7.5 million Jehovah’s Witnesses who peacefully meet together for worship. In Armenia, more than 24,000 persons attended the annual observance of the Memorial of the death of Jesus Christ, which was commemorated around the world by Jehovah’s Witnesses this past year on March 30, 2010. Jehovah’s Witnesses received state registration in Armenia on October 8, 2004.

Since: Aug 07

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#2 Jan 31, 2011
JW are certainly within their rites. Amazing though that that haven't used over all the things some of you on here claim are lies of apostates. How's brainiac 2 DW?

Since: Aug 07

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#3 Jan 31, 2011
should say sued over all the things some of you claim are all lies from apostates and the many other newspaper articles that you say a all lies.
diogenes

Dallas, TX

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Dream-weaver wrote:
http://www.jw-media.org/arm/20 110106.htm
State-sponsored television station in Armenia sued for slander over broadcasts about Jehovah’s Witnesses
YEREVAN, Armenia—The Christian Religious Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Armenia filed a claim on December 9, 2010, against Armenian Public Television and its representatives.
Beginning on November 8, 2010, many media outlets in Armenia repeated the statement that a young man who was charged with the brutal murder of his elderly parents in Sevan, Armenia, was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. That report is false. Neither the young man nor his parents were ever Jehovah’s Witnesses, nor did they have any association with Jehovah’s Witnesses. The religious community of Jehovah’s Witnesses is in agreement with those who deplore this tragic act of violence.
In addition to airing the misinformation about the religious beliefs of the family, the state-sponsored Armenian Public Television also used derogatory and insulting expressions when referring to Jehovah’s Witnesses. One of the broadcasts suggested that viewers should resort to physical violence against the Witnesses, which has already fueled violent attacks against them in some towns and cities in Armenia.
On November 12, 2010, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia called on the mass media “to cease” representing the accused as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The state-sponsored Armenian Public Television refused to take corrective measures, forcing the Witnesses to take legal action. Jehovah’s Witnesses in Armenia have filed a claim requesting that the defendants be ordered to apologize for their defamatory statements, issue a full retraction, and publish an unedited response from Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Worldwide there are over 7.5 million Jehovah’s Witnesses who peacefully meet together for worship. In Armenia, more than 24,000 persons attended the annual observance of the Memorial of the death of Jesus Christ, which was commemorated around the world by Jehovah’s Witnesses this past year on March 30, 2010. Jehovah’s Witnesses received state registration in Armenia on October 8, 2004.
We need to find out what religion this murderer is affiliated with since obviously the media thinks this bit of information is pertinant to the case.

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Since: Nov 10

Texas City, TX

#5 Jan 31, 2011
I wonder how many other media outlets have fabricated information.

Since: Aug 07

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#6 Jan 31, 2011
Dream-weaver wrote:
I wonder how many other media outlets have fabricated information.
I am sure the JW would have sued if they did, and of course they have every right to.

And its not just JW they would do this to either, any other minority group also cops fabrication, it happens here with the Scientologists, though some of what is said is true some are also twisted and lies.

Not everything that is written about JW are lies though, other wise I am convinced that the JW would be on to it, they love the courts.

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