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Tatevik Shaljyan

Appeals Court Rejects Attorney Grigoryan's Suit

The RA Appeals Court refused to accept attorney Artur Grigoryan suit regarding the decision of a lower court to find in the favor of the newspaper Hraparak.

The Appeals Court stated that the reason for not accepting the suit was that Grigoryan had mad partial payment of the initial court fees,

Grigoryan had sued the newspaper’s website for 18 million AMD due to a number of comments left by readers under an article pertaining to him. The lower court found that there was no premeditation on the part of Hraparak to defame or insult the plaintiff and that the article in question raised important issues of public interest.

The court also ordered that Artur Grigoryan pay 360,000 AMD in unpaid court fees (2% of the 18 million).

Grigoryan says he will take the case to the RA Court of Cassation and to the UN Human Rights Commission if need be.

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