ArmInfo. Former head of the State Revenue Committee of the Republic of Armenia Gagik Khachatryan and his sons, Artem and Gurgen Khachatryans, have filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the Government Apparatus and Press Secretary of the Prime Minister Mane Gevorgyan. According to the DataLex judicial information system, the lawsuit was filed on June 2.
The plaintiffs demand that the court to compel defendants to apologize for the statement, which is an insult, and to refute information that is defamatory. It is noteworthy that the claim for non-pecuniary damage has not been voiced. According to the defense, it is about Mane Gevorgyan's post on Facebook on April 28.
To recall, in the mentioned post particularly mentioned: <According to the data of the Armenian government, Gagik Khachatryan and his sons led the corrupt, mafia system operating in Armenia for many years, as a result of which accumulated illegal wealth of several hundred million dollars>. Grigoryan also indicated that members of the Khachatryan family at a meeting with various officials expressed their willingness to return the loot.
To note, Gagik Khachatryan is accused of embezzlement on a particularly large scale and abuse of power. Gagik Khachatryan and his relative Karen Khachatryan (former SRC employee) were detained on August 27. He was charged under Part 2 of Article 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia (Misappropriation or embezzlement of funds on an especially large scale) and part 2 of Article 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia (Abuse of official authority entailing reckless grave consequences).