Genocide Museum Director Demoyan Sued for Slander

14:51, April 30, 2011

Armen Ayvazyan, Director of the Ararat" Center for Strategic Research
has sued Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide
Museum-Institute, and is demanding a total of 3 million AMD in
compensation; 1 million for personal injury and 2 million for slander.

This is the latest in a series of charges and counter-charges that the
two have recently been flinging at each other.

Ayvazyan claims that Demoyan slandered and defamed him in an interview
given to "Veradardz" TV program producer Harout Bronozyan on March 30,
2011 in the United States, and in a article Demoyan wrote that
appeared in Hetq Online on April 12, 2011.

Ayvazyan notes that Demoyan called him a "provocateur", "a man
afflicted with the frenzy of vanity", "a gang leader", and "a state
criminal", etc.

In addition, Ayvazyan, in his legal suit claims that Demoyan declared
that "Armen Ayvazyan had swallowed the Turkish bait" and had committed
a state crime by turning down the lights at the Tzitzernakaberd
Genocide Memorial on September 6, 2008 when President Gul of Turkey
was in Yerevan for a football match between the two countries'
national teams.

From: A. Papazian