YPC Weekly Newsletter

2011


COURT DISMISSED THE SUIT OF TIGRAN ARZAKANTSIAN VERSUS “IRAVUNK” NEWSPAPER

On June 24 court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan dismissed the suit of Tigran Arzakantsian, RA National Assembly MP, member of Republican Party of Armenia faction, versus founder of “Iravunk” newspaper, “Iravunk Media” LLC. The matter of the suit became the piece “Lost a Pretty Penny?”, published in “Iravunk” on February 22, 2011. The plaintiff demanded to refute the information discrediting his honor and dignity, oblige the newspaper founder to compensate 3 million AMD (about $ 8,100), as well as pay off the court expenses of 568,000 AMD, from which 500,000 AMD are fees for attorney services The suit was submitted to consideration on March 24, 2011. The hearings started on May 13.

At the session of June 24 the court acknowledged all the demands as ungrounded and resolved to exact from Tigran Arzakantsian the state duty of 10,000 AMD for addressing the court.