ArmInfo. On January 25, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan announced the verdict in the Khachatrian civil case against the administration of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Mane Gevorgyan (Prime Minister's Spokesperson), which was initiated at the request of Gagik, Gurgen and Artyom Khachatryan after Spokesperson Mane Gevorgyan posted an insulting and defamatory post on her page on facebook.com on 28 April 2020.
The Khachatryans demanded an apology for the insulting expression addressed to them, as well as a refutation of the defamatory information. The court found it reasonable and confirmed that the statements of the RA Prime Minister through his spokesperson were found to be offensive, defamatory, and satisfied the claim of the plaintiffs in this regard, the team of lawyers of the Khachatryan family reported.
In particular, the court ruled to oblige the defendant of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Vovaevich Pashinyan to refute the public post published by the Spokesperson of the RA Prime Minister on April 28, 2020 on Mane Gevorgyan's official Facebook page (quote): <Within five days after the verdict enters legal force on the page of Mane Gevorgyan on Facebook, publish the following content: <Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan apologizes to Gagik, Gurgen and Artyom Khachatryans for the expression that offends their honor and dignity, in a message posted on Mane Gevorgyan's facebook.com page on April 28, 2020, a statement that " Gagik Khachatryan and his sons manage a corrupt mafia system, as well as have accumulated illegal property." Gagik Khachatryan and his sons accepted the fact that they or other family members caused damage to the state, the fact of looting or expressed their readiness to return something to the state as loot'' is not true.
If it is impossible to post the texts of apologies or denials on the facebook.com account of the social network of the Spokesperson of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Vovaevich Pashinyan Mane Gevorgyan to oblige to apologize within five working days after the entry into force of the decision or publish the text with the same content of the apology through the consumer newspaper that is published throughout the territory of the Republic of Armenia in an amount of at least 5,000 (five thousand) copies. "
The plaintiffs did not file a claim for compensation for material damage, however, a claim was filed for compensation of legal costs by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Vovaevich Pashinyan, which was partially satisfied in favor of Gagik Gurgenovich Khachatryan, Gurgen Gagikovich Khachatryan and Artyom Gagikovich Khachatryan in the amount of 8,000 (eight thousand) drams as an advance payment of the state fee, and 500,000 (five hundred thousand) drams as confiscation of reasonable remuneration of a lawyer. The decision comes into force one month after its publication, within the same period it can be appealed to the RA Civil Court of Appeal.