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Seda Ghukasyan

Armenian Parliament Fully Adopts Bill to Increase Insult/Slander Fines

The Armenian National Assembly today fully adopted, at its the second reading, a bill to increase compensation fines for insult and slander.

A fine of up to 3 million drams will be imposed for insult and up to 6 million drams for defamation.

The current law stipulates up to 1 million drams for insult and 2 million drams for defamation.

The bill was introduced by NA Vice Speaker Alen Simonyan.

The government opposed the bill,  noting that such fines should be reduced.

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