Inhabitants of Armenian town Shnogh demand compensation for expropriated land

17.4.2019 - SHNOGH
Town of Shnogh
source: EcoLur

More than 40 inhabitants of the town of Shnogh demand compensation for the land which was expropriated from them.

The town of Shnogh is located in the Lorri province in Northern Armenia. The townspeople's lands were expropriated from them in the interest of re-opening of the nearby Teghout copper and molybdenum mine in 2007. 

These cases have already been resolved by a first instance court, but the inhabitants of Shnogh are now demanding the case to be re-opened and brought to an appeal court. The people made their decision based on the fact that at the beginning of this year, the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged some complaints of the landowners, and it fined the Armenian government for EUR 70,000 for violating the ownership rights of the landowners. 

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