MP Candidate Nikoghosyan Sues slaq.am for Slander
A Yerevan court has accepted to hear the slander suit of Anoushavan Nikoghosyan, who ran for parliament in the May election, against the news site slaq.am.
Nikoghosyan claims that slaq.am maligned his good name and reputation in a May 4 article alleging that the reason he entered the race in Election District 32 against Republican Party candidate Karen Karapetyan was purely based on commercial interests.
The article alleged that Karapetyan had turned down Nikoghosyan’s request for help in obtaining a minivan commuter route and that Nikoghosyan took this as a personal insult.
Nikoghosyan is demanding a retraction of the allegations and 3 million in compensatory damages.
The trial will get underway on July 31.