Sham trial over environmentalists Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko

Bringing criminal charges against Gazaryan and Vitishko was disproportionate to begin with, but to then to ignore basic due process rights makes this whole process an exercise in punishment and retaliation. This conviction is another sad example of the Russian authorities’ misuse of legal mechanisms to silence critical voices. Yulia Gorbunova, a Moscow-based researcher

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http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/12/20/russia-environmental-activist-threatened-new-charges

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/06/21/russia-flawed-trial-environmental-activists

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About Yulia Genin

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One Response to Sham trial over environmentalists Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko

  1. Reblogged this on Circassia Passport and commented:
    Those who criticize any aspect of the Sochi 2014 Olympics are subject to questioning and persecution, however the truth must prevail. ~Circassia Passport.

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