Brutal beating of an environmental activists in Russia

4.1.2018 - KRASNODAR
Andrey Rudomakha is one of the main characters of civic movement in Ciscaucasia
SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons

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 be hospitalized and is currently undergoing treatment. His two colleagues suffered milder injuries. World’s civic organizations condemned the act and demand appropriate approach of Russian authorities.

Three unknown men ambushed Rudomakha and his colleagues during their inspection documenting corruption and environmental violations on the east coast of the Black Sea. At the moment, 53-years-old man remains in hospital with basilar skull fracture a broken nose, and a concussion.

“We, the undersigned, condemn the brutal and violent attack on Andrey Rudomakha and members of Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus, which occurred in Krasnodar, Russia on the evening of December 28, 2017,” international organizations together with Arnika “We demand that the Russian authorities conduct a swift, full, and thorough investigation into the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice,” states the official petition addressed to state bodies.

Arnika will focus on this case closely. Details of the incident are highly anticipated and reliable updates will be shared also on our website dedicated to monitoring and alerting on persecution of environmental activists.


PETITION: Bandit attack on the leader of the EWNC, Andrey Rudomakha should not go unpunished
Activist of EWNC attacked: detailes and versions
How to help to Andrey Rudomakha
"Stop Activist Persecution!" website 
"Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus" website
Andrej Rudomacha - Wikipedia article

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