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Do not write on a non-existing fence


November 19, 2012

Suren Ghazaryan, PhD, is a speleologist and biologist studying bats in the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories of the Kabardino-Balkar Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Northern Caucasus Environmental Watch non-governmental prganisation. His and Yegeny Vitishkos participation in the public campaign against the seizure of forest and coastline at the Black Sea (near the village of Dzhubga) by Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachyo resulted in criminal prosecution against Ghazaryan and Vitishko and three years of a suspended sentence for the "damage to property" ("This is our forest", "Alexander is a thief!" was written on the fence around the Governors cottage).

However, earlier environmentalists had got several answers from the Public Prosecutors Office where the latter had been denying the existence of any fence around the Governors cottage located at unlawfully seized public lands.

On gogol.tv filmed a discussion on environmental and legal situation in the Black Sea coast between Suren Ghazaryans mother Zinaida Ghazaryan and Andrei Babushkin, YABLOKOs Bureau member, human rights activist, chair of the "For Civil Rights" movement.

The video can be viewed here.


See also:

On YABLOKOs initiative the Congress of European liberals condemned reprisals against Russian opposition. Press Release, November 10, 2012

On reprisals against YABLOKO activists and dissenters in Russia
Urgency Resolution submitted by the YABLOKO party and adopted by ALDE Congress on November 9, 2012

Protection of Environment

Human Rights



November 19, 2012

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