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Russia: Another environmentalist in custody as his NGO forced to scrap Sochi report launch

Headline Title:  Russia: Another environmentalist in custody ahead of Sochi Olympics 04 February 2014  The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist in Russia’s Krasnodar region where the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will open on 7 February, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games, Amnesty International said.  Igor Kharchenko of the Russian NGO Environmental Watch for North Caucasus (Ecologicheskaya Vakhta po Severnomu Kavkazu) is currently being…

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