Russia’s Khimki forest defenders continue to face fierce repression. According to Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Asti Roesle, their camp was attacked over the weekend by “private security forces and unidentifiable thugs” who inflicted “serious injuries including head injury, broken nose, and broken jaw.” Since the Russian police have offered no help or security, Roesle is calling on the international community to pressure Vinci—the French multinational company that’s building the highway through the forest—to own up to its complicity in the destruction of nature and human rights. She suggests sending a letter to Vinci representatives in your country and sending a letter to your Russian embassy demanding security for these forest defenders, as well as adding your name to this petition.
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