Environmentalists given three years for spoiling "Tkachev's fence"

posted 26 Jun 2012, 04:09 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Jun 2012, 04:09 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 20/06/12 

· Persecution of activists  · Public protests   · Krasnodar region 

On 20 June, the Tuapse City Court pronounced sentence on a case against Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko, activists from North Caucasus Environmental Watch, which has since been nicknamed by bloggers as the case of "Tkachev's damaged dacha fence". The young defendants, who had pleaded not guilty, were sentenced to three-year suspended prison sentences with a two-year probation period. 

This was reported by the Agora Human Rights Centre, citing Marina Dubrovina, the lawyer representing Evgeny Vitishko at the behest of the human rights defenders. [Read more]