Amnesty International is happy to report that Andrei Zatoka was released from jail on January 31. Andrei had been detained on December 17 by local police at the airport in his home city of Dashoguz. There were allegations that he was targeted to punish him for his peaceful work as an environmental activist. He and his supporters are grateful for the appeals sent by AI's Urgent Action network on his behalf.
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Russian Federation: Environmental Activist Must Be Released (UA 14/14)
On 31 March a court in Kirsanov, Tambov Region, will consider Yevgeniy Vitishko’s request for parole. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally.