Syunik Regional Head Vahe Hakobyan lodged a claim against environmentalist Arthur Grigoryan, as well as Aravot.am, epress.am and syunacyerkir.am websites. Hakobyan claims he has been defamed and is demanding 2 million AMD from Grigoryan, as well as he is demanding from all the plaintiffs to refute the information they have published. The publication in dispute was published on Epress.am on 31 July. Environmentalist Arthur Grigoryan made a report to RA Prosecutor's Office requesting Public Prosecutor to find out what the relation of the regional head is with the campaign launched with the environmentalists. The Prosecutor's Office has rejected to try the case and was criticized by the Human Rights House Yerevan.
Epress.am journalists Qnar Khudoyan and Armen Meliqbekyan are speaking about the claim, the mass media and NGO interrelated with Vahe Hakobyan and their role in the field.
17:59 September 23, 2017