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Raffi Hovannisian: ‘Big mining is poisoning Armenia’

December 25, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

12:49, December 25, 2012

Heritage party head Raffi Hovannisian has issued the following statement entitled “Citizen and Homeland are One and the Same”

By now it is clear that the rise of big mining in Armenia has been not a project of the national interest but a privilege of the chosen few, who have amassed fantastic fortunes while our country descends into poverty and despair.

In recent years we have witnessed grave violations under the guise of eminent domain, the destruction of historical monuments, and the obliteration of vast, prospering ecosystems. In place of lush forests, lakes of hazardous toxic waste cover Armenia. Our homeland is being poisoned.

The time for change has come. Today we must stand together to demand:

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