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May 29

International Environmental Activists Denied Visitation with Evgeny Vitishko at Sadovaya Prison Colony

International Environmental Activists Denied Visitation with Evgeny Vitishko at Sadovaya Prison Colony     May 27, 2015 On May 21st, 2015, Kate Watters and Sergey Solyanik of Crude Accountability were denied permission to visit Evgeny Vitishko, an environmental activist wrongly imprisoned in Penal Colony No. 2 in Sadovaya, Russia. The prison colony officials stated that their …

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May 14

One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately.

May 14, 2015 One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately.  On 15 April 2015, the Kirsanovsky District Court in Tambov Region rejected Evgeny Vitishko’s request for parole. The official grounds for this denial was based on a number of reprimands …

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Apr 15

Court denies parole for Evgeny Vitishko. Defense will appeal. Vitishko continues his hunger strike

Court denies parole for Evgeny Vitishko EWNC, April 15, 2015 Kirsanovsky district court (Tambov Oblast) held a hearing on whether to grant Evgeny Vitishko parole. In a settlement penal colony Evgeny has served a third of his sentence. Chief Judge was Yury Losev. Three colony officials participated in a trial as witnesses. EWNC, Greenpeace Russia …

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Apr 08

Evgeny Vitishko on hunger strike since April 6, 2015

Evgeny Vitishko on hunger strike since April 6, 2015 EWNC April 8, 2015       Evgeny Vitishko has been on hunger strike since April 6, 2015 protesting the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to dismiss his appeal. In that appeal, Vitishko was challenging the unjust decision to cancel a suspended sentence and …

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Apr 07

Evgeny’s last hope for freedom and parole will be on April 15: Supreme Court dismisses Vitishko’s appeal. Details on court hearings held on March 31.

“Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus” April 7, 2015 Evgeny’s last hope for freedom and parole will be on April 15: Supreme Court dismisses Vitishko’s appeal. Details on court hearings held on March 31.   The Supreme Court dismissed the case and refused to hear Vitishko’s appeal on the decision cancel a suspended sentence and …

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Mar 24

Court denied appeals from environmental and human rights organizations to grant a parole to Evgeny Vitishko

Court denied appeals from environmental and human rights organizations to grant a parole to Evgeny Vitishko On March 31, 2015, the Tambov court will decide whether to grant a parole to Evgeny Vitishko. Freeing Vitishko would stop lawlessness against environmental defender. Evgeny and his attorney filed an appeal on February 18. Environmental and human rights …

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Mar 21

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights brings to Russia’s attention alleged human rights violations against Evgeny Vitishko

March 19, 2015 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights brings to Russia’s attention alleged human rights violations against Evgeny Vitishko within the capacity of special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council: Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations …

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Feb 19

February 18, Global Day of Solidarity with Evgeny Vitishko

 A Global Day of Solidarity with Russian Environmental Defender Evgeny Vitishko On February 18, 2015, activists from all over the globe asked Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to take measures to free Russian environmentalist and public figure Evgeny Vitishko. In solidarity with environmental defender, activists held demonstrations and online solidarity actions in different cities of …

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Feb 18

More than 40 environmental and human rights NGOs ask Prosecutor General take measures to free Vitishko

As a part of Global Day of Action, under the initiative of Crude Accountability, 45 non-governmental non-for-profit organizations, including respected individual human rights and environmental attorneys and advocates, from all over the world sent official appeal to Russian Prosecutor General to take necessary measures to free Evgeny Vitishko, to initiate legal proceedings regarding the wrongful …

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Feb 18

February 18 – day of solidarity for activist Evgeny Vitishko

February 18, 2015 is a day of solidarity actions to commemorate the one year imprisonment of eco-activist Evgeny Vitishko. Evgeny Vitishko is serving three years in a penal colony settlement in Tambov region. In 2012, he was conditionally sentenced to three years for “damaging” an illegally installed fence belonging to the governor of Krasnodar province, …

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