Topic: Rivers of Gold
Amur River, Solidarity »
Sergei Nikiforov, an Evenki indigenous people’s leader and environmental rights defender has been imprisoned for opposing a gold mining project in the Amur region, in Russia’s Far East, after an unfair trial. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Sergei Nikiforov is an environmental rights defender and an Evenki indigenous leader in Ivanovka village in the Amur region in Selemzha River basin. On 29 September 2015 he was sentenced to five years in a prison camp and a fine of 16 million roubles (?152,000) for bribery …
Irtysh River, Kherlen River, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Solidarity, Uldz River »
Union of Mongolian River and Lake Movements (UMMRL) is delighted to share with you good news that Munkhbayar and Tumurbaatar were released on 6th November after the amendments to the Amnesty Law of Mongolia were finally approved. They spent in jail two years out of their original 21,5-year sentences.
Upon release Munkhbayar said to journalists: I still feel that I was falsely charged. I will make a clear statement to the public and media that I was falsely charged. I have a goal that is to lead my country …
International environmental and civil rights groups are outraged by the Great Khural (Mongolian Parliament) passing amendments to the Law with the Long Name (LLN) on the last day of Lunar year. Exact amendments as of yesterday were not available to the public and even to ministry officials, but information was leaked that changes are related to granting license-holder with a right to exploit their deposits for two-years despite the fact those deposits are located in water and forest protection zones.
The package that was discussed on February 18th contain …
Earthworks urges You to tell Mongolian authorities to protect their environmental law!!!
An environmental champion
In 2009, Mongolian activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Tsetsegee Munkhbayar successfully convinced Parliament to pass long overdue protection of Mongolia’s precious water resources from mining’s impacts.
The mining industry fights back
In response to Munkhbayar’s success, the mining industry is pressing the Mongolian Government to cancel the implementation of this law in exchange for increased gold production.
Sent to prison for 21 years for protecting the environment
Munkhbayar and 2 of his colleagues were arrested when protesting changes to …
Argun River, Featured, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Solidarity, Uldz River »
Michelle Tolson published today a brilliant text on gross injustice done to famous Mongolian environmentalist Munkhbayar and his fellows. “Authoritarian” government of the region after clashes with environmental activists either release them as it was done with “pirates” from Greenpeace in Russia or give them 1-2 year suspended jail term as it happened with Mongolian herders in China. New democracy of Mongolia sentenced its environmental hero to 21.5 years in prison…..
Photo: He is not a terrorist!
One week ago, the courts of Mongolia sentenced environmental …