#persecution

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus has been persecuting environmental activists and should stop this violation of international law. The Seventh Meeting of the Parties (1) to the Aarhus Convention (2)...

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecutions? That is one of the main agenda points of the upcoming Meeting of the Parties to...

After political opposition and the media, Belarusian dictator is shutting down the NGOs

After political opposition and the media, Belarusian dictator is shutting down the NGOs

Environmental non-governmental sector, belonging to the most active parts of Belarusian civil society for years, is disappearing. Since July, the regime has been looking for...

Persecution of environmental activists in Belarus has no end. ‘Green Telephone’ operator Alena Dubovik was sentenced to 15 days in prison

Persecution of environmental activists in Belarus has no end. ‘Green Telephone’ operator Alena Dubovik was sentenced to 15 days in prison

Another member of a non-governmental organization Ecohome, Alena Dubovik, was detained in Minsk on Friday, October 23rd. On October 26th, she was sentenced to 15 days in prison...

The Belarusian regime imprisons uncomfortable activists. Arnika repeatedly calls for an end to the persecution

The Belarusian regime imprisons uncomfortable activists. Arnika repeatedly calls for an end to the persecution

Marina Dubina from the Belarusian organization Ecohome, which is fighting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country, was yesterday convicted to spend...

United Nations condemns environment related violence

United Nations condemns environment related violence

A persecution of activists protecting the environment and local communities has raised the attention of the United Nations Environment Programme. The leading global authority on...

Golf lawsuit threatens to ruin Friends of the Earth Croatia

Golf lawsuit threatens to ruin Friends of the Earth Croatia

Opposing a controversial golf resort above Dubrovnik might bankcrupt the environmental initiative.The company ‘Razvoj golf’ owned by Dutch financial holding Elitech demands...

Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Russia

Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Russia

Andrey Rudomakha, leader of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC), was attacked and viciously beaten on December 28. The environmental and human rights defender had to...

Ukranian state official peaches eco-activists for pointing out at possible corruption

Ukranian state official peaches eco-activists for pointing out at possible corruption

Starting on Monday, the trial of four eco-activists began at Vinnytsia City court. The defendants are accused of libel and false accusation by the head of Tulchyn Rayon state...

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

“Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus aims to fight against dangerously rising statistics of persecuted activists. The...