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Polish Crackdown Ahead of Climate Talks

Expand Environmental activists chain themselves to a logging machine during an action in the defence of one of the last primeval forests in Europe, Bialowieza forest, Poland May 24, 2017. © 2017 Reuters In mid-January, the Polish parliament passed a government-sponsored bill which, if signed by President Andrzej Duda, will hamper the rights of environmental activists to protest at UN climate talks in December and subject them to government surveillance. The summit, known as the COP24, taking place in the southern city of Katowice, brings together states parties to the UN Framework Convention…

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