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Macedonia: Protest Announced in Support of Environmental Activist on Trial

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Macedonia, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Protest

Greenbox blog reported [1] [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 [2] by the manager of –úetrudhem, a corporation that aims to restart the local lead smelting factory. Lenka also published a legal opinion [3] [mk] refuting the accusations, based on the activist's rights enshrined in international conventions, the Constitution, and national laws.