The employees of Lydian Armenia filed a lawsuit last week demanding "to restore their rights and recognize the activities of the police as illegitimate", as Liana Hovsepyan, Supervisor of Lydian Armenia Company's Procurement Department, told reporters on March 10, 2020. “We have lost our last hope in the government and the prime minister, we - a group of employees, had to file a claim to court last week.
The lawsuit seeks to restore our rights and to recognize the activities of the police as illegitimate. Following that lawsuit, we intend to ask the government to compensate for all the financial, psychological damage our employees have suffered during these two years. We will go to the European Court and demand compensation for all damage.
At the moment, about 30 people have called upon to court,” Liana Hovsepyan said. Then a Lydian employee said: “The Prime Minister has stated several times that these activists are financed by some organizations or individuals. Being the Prime Minister of the country, you can find out, with all the power he possesses, who are impeding the country's large investment program.
Doesn’t the Prime Minister have any leverage to bring this issue to an end, to check, to understand who is funding them? We are not saying go, beat, break, but if you look at other democracies, yes, they also use force, the same is in France, in America, if needed, they do so.”
Prime Minister's Press Secretary Mane Gevorgyan said in her telephone interview with the Epicenter that in this way the employees are protecting their rights and can sue the government. As for applying to the ECHR, Mane Gevorgyan emphasized, "There is no concern at all."
19:19 March 11, 2020