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Russia: Justice Fails Environment Activist at Appeal

Email An appeals court ruling on February 12, 2014 upholding a decision to enforce a three year custodial sentence for the environmental activist Evgenii Vitishko is yet another injustice in the process against him. The appeals court in Krasnodar, 170 kilometers northwest of Sochi, upheld a December decision to force Vitishko to serve a three-year sentence in a penal colony, a sentence based on a protracted and politically motivated, prosecution. (Moscow, February 12, 2014) – An appeals court ruling on February 12, 2014 upholding a decision to enforce a three year custodial sentence for…

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