Category Archives: Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko

To the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics anniversary

It is Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games anniversary. What is the legacy of this global event? Medals, outstanding achievement of a human body? Yes, but the rest of this legacy is environmental degradation of the unique natural areas and imprisonment … Continue reading

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Suren Gazaryan gets alysum in Estonia

  http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-activist–gazaryan-gazarian-estonia-asylum/25015788.html

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EcoPrisoner in Russia: what is it like to be persecuted for environmental defense in Russia?

EcoPrisoner: Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko, two Russian human rights defenders, environmentalists, opposition leaders, were convicted in a politically motivated sham trial. Defenders are under immense governmental pressure because of kangaroo conviction. Moreover, due to … Continue reading

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Google nominated Suren Gazaryan

Google nominated┬áSuren Gazaryan, who is currently in exile from Russia due to political persecution, for the Netizen of the Year. Google together with Reporters Without Borders will give the annual Award to one of internet activist who made┬áthe largest contribution … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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