Macedonia: Protest Announced in Support of Environmental Activist on Trial

Greenbox blog reported [mk] that the Green Coalition and NGO Lenka would hold a protest in front of Veles court on May 9, 2012, at 11:30 AM, before the start of the trial of the environmental activist Igor Smilev, who has been accused of endangering security & defamation by the manager of Мetrudhem, a corporation that aims to restart the local lead smelting factory. Lenka also published a legal opinion [mk] refuting the accusations, based on the activist's rights enshrined in international conventions, the Constitution, and national laws.

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