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Tatevik Shaljyan

Court of Cassation Throws Out Petition of Attorney Grigoryan

This month, the RA Court of Cassation refused to accept attorney Artur Grigoryan suit regarding the April 16, 2012 decision of a lower court to find in the favor of the newspaper Hraparak.

Later that month, The RA Court of Appeals also rejected Grigoryan’s suit.

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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