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Russia: Environmentalist Faces Criminal Charges

Expand Alexandra Koroleva, Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad region, Russia.  © 2018 Private (Moscow) – A prominent Russian environmentalist has fled the country as criminal cases were opened against her in connection to Russia’s law on “foreign agents”, Human Rights Watch said today. Alexandra Koroleva, 65, head of Ekozaschita! (Ecodefence!), one of Russia’s oldest environmental groups, is seeking asylum in Germany because in Russia, among other things, she could be imprisoned for two years for being held criminally liable for unpaid fines levied against Ekozaschita! under the abusive law. Koroleva’s…

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