Armenia ex-President Kocharyan files lawsuit against Pashinyan

April 8, 2021 – 15:40 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Second Armenian President Robert Kocharyan has filed a lawsuit against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, according to information posted on DataLex judicial information system.

The lawsuit was submitted on April 7, and the case has been assigned to the judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of , Artur Mkrtchyan.

The platform reveals that Kocharyan is demanding to oblige Pashinyan to publicly refute statements he made about him and pay compensation in the amount of AMD 4 million (approximately $7500).

Kocharyan, who was charged under Article 300.1 for overthrowing the constitutional order some 13 years ago, was recently acquitted. The case was related to the crackdown on peaceful protesters marching against the results of the presidential election in March 2008. At the time, ten people were killed in clashes between protesters and the police, about 200 were injured.

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