CRONIMET Mining AG, being the main shareholder of the Zangezour Copper Molybdenum Combine CJSC hereby would like to state its vision on this issue related to the situation developed as a result of the Government of Armenia Decision, in accordance to which specified communities of the Syunik marz have been declared eminent public domain.
Mayor Atayan, in his statement, calls on Maksim Hakobyan “to pull his dirty hands away from the village of Kajaran” before it is too late.
Heritage Party MP’s had petitioned the government to review its decision to hand over hundreds of hectares of community lands to a mining company under eminent domain.
In the public statement, Atayan questions the concept of eminent domain regarding Kajaran, noting that his village is being told to part with its lands for the personal gain of a few “hidden” individuals.
On behalf of thousands of Armenians, we raise our voice against injustice and lawlessness that have become a style of work of the Armenian Government, which, with its own decisions, has legitimized illegal actions, deprived its citizens of their properties and facilitated their emigration.
Environmental activists will be demonstrating outside RA Government Building #1 tomorrow at 11am to protest the eminent domain decision allowing for the transfer of 608 hectares of Syunik village land to the Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine.
The Heritage Party today called on RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan to set up a committee to look into the problems facing five rural communities in Syunik as a result of a government decision this April declaring their lands “eminent domain”.
Thus, if the government declares eminent domain and gives land to the plant, it must first sit down and consult with the people affected before taking such a decision.
Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has seen a growing bond between a bunch of pseudo-intellectuals and the oligarchs that run roughshod over the country.