Grisha Balasanyan

Court Finds in Favor of Blogger, but Limits Compensation

A Yerevan court today upheld the suit brought by Armenian blogger Tigran Kocharyan charging the newspaper Chorrord Inknishkanutyun with slander.

Kocharyan had demanded 3 million in damages for a July 13, 2012 article published by the newspaper that he found demeaning and insulting.

The court has obligated the newspaper to publish a retraction of the article  but limited financial compensation to 700,000 AMD.