CRAIG HASSAPAKIS - DEFAMATION - SLANDER
Slander is a form of defamation where there are legal claims for false
statements of fact about a person that: 1) harms the reputation of the other person, 2) those
hearing or reading the statement must identify it specifically with the plaintiff, and 3)
that must be a false statement of fact.
Below we list and provide documentary evidence of defamation by Craig Hassipakis
against Dr. Robert Browne in concert with the establishment of a highjacking of Amphibian and
Reptile Conservation journal.
Because of Craig Hassapakis's
ongoing defamation we, in the public interest have decided to release our email strings
concerning various aspects on his journal
note that gmails can be forged, gmail addresses and passwords can be highjacked, and gmails can be sent simply
through persons accessing gmail on active computers. However, at the readers convenience, and in readers consideration of email validity in respect to
multiple parties in gmail strings, and consistency of language, style, and flow, we will only place genuine
email strings on our posts.
In contrast to Craig Hassapakis,
where he publishes unsubstainiated claims hence defamation/slander, we are happy to provide
documentary evidence for any of our claims and do so on this page.
see Internet fraud for more background
Dr. Browne in 2012 prevented
Craig Hassipakis selling the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal to a
disreputable journal group for US$5,000 on ethical grounds of responsibility to the authors of the
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal and to the moral principles
of the ARC of global representation and ownership as an NGO.
In 2012 Dr. Browne refused to
transfer his recognised at least 50% ownership of the Amphibian and Reptile journal to Craig
Hassipakis. Dr. Browne also was owed money by Craig Hassipakis for costs associated with the
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal after repeated promises by Craig
In 2012 Craig Hassipakis then
claimed ownership of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal and established
a highjacker website, threatened Dr. Browne with a defamation campaign through the "the
court of public opinion", and when Dr. Browne refused to submit began a slanderous defamation
campaign through the Internet against Dr. Browne and others supporting the ARC.
Craig Hassipakis defamation
and slander against Dr. Robert Browne.
As International Chair of the
ARC Dr. Browne has born the brunt of Craig Hassipakis' public defamation
Craig Hassipakis defamation
includes fraud as published by ZenScientist http://www.zenscientist.com/index.php/filedrawer/func-finishdown/1925/ referring
to a report article on some new sites for a newt in Iraq published by Amphibian and
Reptile Conservation journal. The PDF slanders Omar Al-Sheikhly, Dr. Robert Browne, and Prof. Nasrullah
Rastegar-Pouyani as authors on the report article. The
publishers of ZenScientist were not given, or did not publish, the full email string by
Craig Hassapakis that included Omar Al-Sheikhly refutation of all of Elnaz Najafi Majd's
On this site is also a blacklisting of our journal from an
Iranian government authority, produced without our knowledge or opportunity to contest, that we are
contesting. This mischevious act by Craig Hassapakis was supported by a disgruntled Iranian
academic that resented our Middle East Chapter chair replacing him as a department head. We support
several major conservation initiatives in Iran that include majot successes for Critically
Endangered amphibians, and projects for crocodilans. This attack by Craig Hassapakis has created
problems for these programs.
We note that Craig Hassapkis's begins his initial attack on
our programs in Iran in 2013 with his dafamatory and fraudulent email as per the PDFs below.
"This has caused a disturbance and crisis within the Iranian herpetology community and the
journal Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC) must respond." The only reason there was
any problem with the "Iranian herpetology community", if any, was because of Craig
Hassapakis. The article was authored by Omar Al-Sheikhly from Iraq, and Elnaz Najafi Majd was from
Turkey, and this sort of unsubstantiated rhetoric is typical of the ongoing deception of Craig
Full email string
particular note as parts of Craig Hassapakis's fraud, are the unsubstantiated reliance of
Craig Hassapakis on the vague email by his good friend Elnaz Najafi Majd, as per ZenScientist
webpage above, the deception of ZenScientist in not publishing the full email string in
PDF from ZenScientist,
and the lack of opportunity for Omar Al-Sheikhly to defend his position.
The circumstances were
that a good friend of Craig Hassapakis', Elnaz Najafi Majd, a PhD student from Turkey and
her father were invited through Dr. Browne's recommendation to accompany the reports primary
author, Omar Al-Sheikhly, to visit some salamander sites. Elnaz Najafi Majd made no
substantial contribution to the paper did not answer correspondence from Omar Al-Sheikly. Therefore
Omar Al-Sheikly as primary author, whose role includes selection of co-authors, did not consider
Elnaz Najafi Majd as deserving co-authorship and neither do we as managers of the Amphibian
and Reptile journal.
In the below statement by Craig
Hassapakis on August 20th 2013 he says that:
"ethical violations that
Omar Fadhil Al-Sheikhl, Robert Browne, and others have evidently conspired to commit and
subsequently successfully executed by publishing a paper"
"Through good evidence of an
eye witness (Elnaz Najafi Majd) to actual parts of the field work" ... "and Anna
is interesting to note that although deleting Omar Al-Sheikhly's email, Craig Hassapakis includes
an email by Anna Bachmann that has no relevancy to the "issue of whether the
information in the paper is good or not" in Anna's words.
Craig Hassapakis considers
evidence as an email by Elnaz Najafi Majd where she states as her own eye wiriness that
"he (Omar Fadhil Al-Sheikhl) accompanied me 3 days in my field studied in
sulaimaniya Province in Iraq in May 2012".
As is shown in Omar Fadhil
Al-Sheikhl's email as per Full email string PDF this
was not the case and in fact Elnaz Najafi Majd and her father were simply guests to Omar's
Craig Hassapakis states that
"Results were published by those will no official permission, authors (Robert Browne and
possibly others) involved who made no intellectual contribution to the paper (with the possible
acception of editing) and allowed these false and unethical results to be attributed to those who
had no right in disclosing and subsequently published (Robert Browne as the section editor and
peer-review editor for the paper in question)."
In fact Craig Hassapakis was clearly editor in charge of the
articles, with Dr. Robert Browne as article co-author where Dr. Browne greatly contributed to the
writing of the article along with Prof. Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani.
On being presented the article Craig Hassapakis then
presented it to Howard Clark who then produced the pre-proof and the proof under Craig Hassapakis'
over site, which was then published when presented to Dr. Robert Browne as publisher. There are no
grounds for ethical misconduct in this process.
Craig Hassapakis then states
"This has caused a disturbance and crisis within the Iranian herpetology
community. This has in
part (and other blunders, work ethic issues, and other work related matters of importance) has
prompted the ARC acting board to vote in the affirmative to disassociate (and dissolution of
activities between Craig Hassapakis, Editor and Publisher, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation and
Howard Clark, Graphic Designer and Associate Editor, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation and
Robert Browne---"former" journal associate) from any and all involvement with the journal Amphibian
& Reptile Conservation by an official vote to do so.! "Robert Browne henceforth has no official
standing in the journal Amphibian & Reptile
publisher Craig Hassapakis will ... continue the activities of the journal.! "Craig
Hassapakis, Editor and Publisher, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation at: [email protected]."
There was no board except an advisory panel with the
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation journal at the time of Craig Hassapakis and Howard Clark's
"official vote". The above paragraph is entirely defamatory and simply written to support Craig
Hassapakis fraudulently setting up his highjacker journal for his own monetary gain.
Many other instances of Craig
Hassapakis's fraudulent slander and defamation have occurred since 2013 but we move on to 2015
where two of Craig Hassipakis' more
heinous recent lies concerning Dr. Browne were recently published (as below) in concert
with Craig Hassipakis attempting to have the original and genuine ARC site
This was wisely refused by the referred Academic
Internet site below, where Craig Hassapakis has consistently provided false information to science ethics
In reference to the contents of Craig and others posts on the site
below, we will show that as Craig Hassipakis becomes emboldened by gullible persons accepting his
lies, like all pathological lier's he moves onto the next extreme.
In fact Hassapakis co-authored a
document published the Froglog the ASG/ASA newsletter 106 " A Unique Collaboration, Robert Browne,
Craig Hassapakis and Howard Clark; http://www.sustainabilityamerica.org/Froglog-article.html
" formally recognising that the ARC journal was based in Belize with
the support of www.sustainabilityamerica.org as it
A particularly disgusting,
malicious, and vindictive tactic by Craig Hassipakis to highjack the Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation journal was to undermine the relationship of Sustainability America's with some of
their affiliates in Belize. One must seriously question the character of a person that attacks a
sustainability project, through a pack of lies, at this time of environmental
Entities can break juridicial perjury laws in the USA and not
be charged, and defamation laws do not effectively exist. Also see Craig Hassipakis judicial perjury, and Craig Hassipakis defamation slander