RESULT: The track is built, the defenders failed to defend their position (read more...)
How to support the Khimki forest defenders who are risking health and life in the forest
Submitted by Forest Expert on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 19:52
The situation in Khimki Forest near Moscow is very serious. Several times during the last month activists have succeeded in stopping illegal preparatory works for a motorway being carried out at the site, but at the price of repeatedly being beaten and arrested. Every day, activists get beaten up and injured. This morning, Yvgenyeva Chirikova suffered a leg injury which doesn't allow her to move for the next 2 days.
Despite all these attacks, the camp in Khimki Forest is still continuing.
Please help and protest:
Ask the Russian government or the Russian embassy in your country to stop immediately this shameful involvement in illegal forest destruction and covering up of criminals! Attacks against activists must be
stopped and investigated.
Ask the involved French international construction company Vinci to stop being involved into the Moscow-St.Petersburg road construction project which is clearly associated with violation of civil and human rights,
corruption, arbitrary and unlawfulness.