On November 17 Gavar court of general jurisdiction of Gegharquniq region started hearing the suit of Gegharquniq Governor Nver Poghosian versus founder of “Zhoghovurd” daily, “Editorial Office of ‘Zhoghovurd’ Newspaper” LLC, and the newspaper’s correspondent Anna Torosian. The reason for the suit became the article “The Governor Took A Bribe”, published in “Zhoghovurd” on October 7, 2011. The plaintiff demands to refute the information discrediting his honor and dignity, and pay off 2,5 mln AMD (about $ 6,500), of which – 2 mln as moral damage compensation and 500,000 as court expenses.
At the session of November 17 the parties presented their arguments. The next session will take place on December 5.