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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

1 Dec 2022

Tehmine Yenokyan


Date lawsuit was filed
1 Dec 2022
Date accuracy
Year and Month Correct
Tehmine Yenokya
Environmental concerns group
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Defamation
Amount of damages: 15.000 USD
Amount of damages (local currency): 6 million AMD
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Armenia
Location of Incident: Armenia


In December 2022, Tehmine Yenokyan an environmental activist in Armenia was sued by Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC for defamation. The lawsuit came after Tehmine published, on 1 December 2022, a video by a local NGO on her social media claiming the breakdown of a pipeline going from Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine CJSC to its tailing dam and pollution of the Voghji river. The lawsuit demands a denial and compensation of around 6 million AMD (about 15.000USD).