On January 13, 2012 Vanadzor court of general jurisdiction of Lori region continued hearing the suit of Vano Eghiazarian, Elder of Lernapat village, versus Adrineh Torosian, Vanadzor correspondent of “Hetq” online publication (“Hetq” is involved in the case as a third party). As it has been reported, the Village Elder contested the piece by Adrineh Torosian, “The Word “Graze” in Address of Village Elder Worth 1 Mln” (published in “Hetq” on August 23, 2011), demanding to refute the information discrediting him, bring apologies and compensate the moral damage of 1 million AMD (about $ 2,600), caused by libel. The trial on the case started on November 14, 2011 (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, November 11-17, 2011).
At the session of January 13 the plaintiff virtually abandoned his financial claims versus the respondent: hence, he demands only 1 Luma (the smallest Armenian currency) as compensation for moral damage, instead of 1 million AMD.
The next court hearing will take place on February 14.