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23 Jan 2023

Armenia: Zangezur Copper & Molybdenum Combine files defamation lawsuit against environmentalist over river pollution claims; incl. co. response

After environmentalist Tehmine Yenokyan published on her social media a video made by a local NGO claiming breakdown of a pipeline going from Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC to its tailing dam, and pollution of the Voghji river, the company filed a defamation lawsuit against her demanding the denial and compensation in the amount of 6 million AMD (about 15.000USD).

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC to comment. The company response is available below.