Ara Zohrabyan, Chairman of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia (RA), on Friday posted on Facebook the decision of the Administrative Court regarding acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Zohrabyan wrote as follows, in particular:
“On June 17, 2021, the RA Administrative Court denied the lawsuit of ‘Zartonk’ National Christian Party against the RA Central Electoral Commission and the third party—the [ruling] Civil Contract [(CC)] Party—, which referred to the dispute over declaring the CC electoral list [for Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections] invalid.
Although the administrative court denied Zartonk's lawsuit, it affirmed several important circumstances:
1. (…) the plaintiff's arguments in this administrative case that the statements made by a third party, Nikol Pashinyan, a candidate of the Civil Contract Party, in the abovementioned videos can be objectively and reasonably perceived as threats of using violence are reasonable (…).
2. The court also found that these violations were continuous.”