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Russian Authorities’ Bad Cheer to Environmental Defenders

Expand Rashid Alimov’s protest in St. Petersburg against nuclear waste import, December 17, 2019. © 2019 © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace As 2019 draws to a close, Russian authorities have spent the holiday season harassing environmental defenders taking part in protests across the country. On December 16, police dispersed a protest camp near the city of Kazan, dragging people by their arms and legs. At least 16 people were fined or received 7 days detention for disobeying police orders and taking part in a “mass simultaneous presence of movement in public spaces.” The protesters were attempting…

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