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Tatevik Shaljyan

Newspaper, Gegharkuniq Governor, May Settle Out of Court

Today, the RA Court of Appeals reviewed the petition of the Zhoghovourd newspaper seeking to overturn a lower court’s decision in favor of Gegharkuniq Regional Governor Nver Poghosyan.

The Regional Governor had sued the paper for publishing the comments of Tutoujour village resident Anna Torosyan, who alleged that Poghosyan had accepted $3,000 as a bribe, promising that she would win the post of history teacher at the local school

On March 19, 2012, the Gegharkuniq Regional Court handed down a verdict obligating the newspaper to pay 200,000 AMD in slander compensation to Poghosyan.

At today’s trial, the litigants raised no objections to a court proposal that they reconcile.

For this reason, the court delayed the trial till June 14, in the hope that the sides would settle out of court and present their agreement to the court on that day.

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