Sixteen plaintiffs filed a civil action suit against Iravunk Newspaper for defamation and slander. The Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash General Jurisdiction ruled against the plaintiffs in favor of the defendant, Hovhannes Galajyan. Judge Ruben Nersisyan was the presiding judge and delivered the verdict. The case was then reviewed by the Court of Appeals, however, they rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and ruled in favor of the initial verdict.
Early Tuesday morning, police officers violently dispersed protesters who were holding a peaceful sit-in protest on Baghramyan Avenue against the recent price increase of electricity. There were over 5,000 demonstrators who marched to the Presidential Palace and over 200 protesters were detained and taken to various police stations and hospitals.
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