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Poland Denies Entry to Environmental Activists to Attend Climate Talks

When I traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate conference yesterday, I passed through immigration without any problems. But not all representatives of civil society groups participating in the negotiations have been that lucky. Human Rights Watch is aware of at least 13 people whom Polish authorities, over the past week, barred from entering Poland and making their voices heard at the climate change gathering in the city of Katowice.  The ground invoked to deny them entry at the Polish border, at least in some cases, was that the person was considered to pose a threat to public…

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