The school history textbook in Abkhazia. Photo by the press service of the Sukhumi court

11 June 2019, 15:58

Abkhazian court supports minister in his dispute with authors of history textbook

On June 10, a Sukhumi court has recognized that the school history textbook published by the Ministry for Education and Sciences of Abkhazia contains information that defames the former Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaya.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 24, 2018, the court began considering the lawsuit on the protection of the honour, dignity and business reputation of Lakerbaya. The authors of the textbook, when talking about the political crisis of 2014, stated that Lakerbaya promised to leave his post, but resigned only a year after his promises. Lakerbaya has stated that he had not made such promises, and the authors of the textbook pictured him as a coward.

In April-May 2014, the opposition demanded resignation of Lakerbaya's government. On June 2, 2014, after President Alexander Ankvab resigned, Leonid Lakerbaya wrote a resignation application.

The court has treated the conversation in the office of the secretary of the Security Council, during which, according to Stanislav Lakoba, Leonid Lakerbaya promised to resign, as a private one, which cannot be considered as a state servant's official statement, the "Sputnik-Abkhazia" has explained.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 11, 2019 at 10:29 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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