The poster in support if Krasnodar ecologist Evgeny Vitishko. Photo: http://oleg-kozyrev.livejournal.com

26 December 2013, 00:17

Several Russian cities host pickets in support of Krasnodar ecologist Evgeny Vitishko

On December 25, a number of Russian cities, including Novosibirsk, Moscow, Krasnodar, Sochi, and Voronezh, hosted actions rallies in support of Evgeny Vitishko, a Kuban activist and ecologist, who was sentenced in the case of the "Tkachov's summer cottage". Blogger Oleg Kozyrev has called on supporters of Evgeny Vitishko to write on the official website of the Russian President the calls in defence of the activist and to disseminate the information about the ecologist's case through the social networks.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the court found Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan, the activists from the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" guilty of damaging the fence around the so-called "summer cottages of Alexander Tkachov, Kuban Governor". Both ecologists were sentenced to three years of conditional imprisonment. The Inspection of the Federal Penitentiary Service Department (known as UFSIN) demanded to change the conditional sentence for Evgeny Vitishko to the actual imprisonment and filed an appropriate appeal to the court. On December 20, the Tuapse Court cancelled the conditional sentence for Evgeny Vitishko and sentenced him to the actual imprisonment. The court's decision entailed protests of members of political parties and social and ecological organizations.

Author: Oleg Krasnov, Natalia Dorokhina; Source: CK correspondents

All news

June 22, 2018 09:22

June 22, 2018 09:15

June 22, 2018 09:05

  • Russia's MFA not to intervene in Tatunashvili's case

    Georgian participants of the Geneva meeting have called on Russia to immediately transfer the internal organs of Archil Tatunashvili to Georgia for a full-fledged examination, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on June 21. The Archil Tatunashvili's remains are in Vladikavkaz, but the issue should be resolved by Georgia and South Ossetia, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.

June 22, 2018 08:43

  • Case against Armenia's Premier Pashinyan closed

    Today, the Investigating Service of Armenia has announced that the criminal prosecution of the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters within the case of mass protests in Yerevan has been stopped for lack of corpus delicti (crime elements).

June 22, 2018 08:25

  • Egyptian journalists associate national team's failure with base in Grozny

    The choice of Grozny as the base of the national team was a big mistake because of the remoteness of Chechnya from the cities where Egypt is to play its FIFA World Cut matches, while participation of Ramzan Kadyrov in promotion actions prevented the due rehabilitation of the key player, observers of foreign media have pointed out.

News archive