Affiliated media: news.am, News website
Incident date: April 25, 2023
- prosecution for violation of the honour, dignity and business reputation; violation of privacy following civil lawsuit
Who attacked: Authorities
Source: Court information system
Location: Armenia, Yerevan
On April 25, the ruling party Civil Contract filed 4 lawsuits with the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, demanding refutation of the information considered libel and payment of compensation. The defendants in these lawsuits are 168 Zham LLC, 24 News, News AM, and public organisation Hayeli Club. The reason for the lawsuit was the article published on the websites of these legal entities, by which on March 26, one day before the elections to local self-government bodies of the Sisian and Ani communities (by law, it is a silence day), propaganda was made against the Civil Contract. The plaintiff refers to the publication on 168.am, 24news.am, news.am, and hayeli.am of the statement of the rival party Citizen’s Decision with the headline «Civil Contract is giving out bribes». Incidentally, this publication was later removed by all the mentioned media outlets. The lawsuit is being considered.