Crude Accountability is proud to release the English language version of our film, Berezovka: Exodus, about the relocation of the village of Berezovka in Western …
Russian Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko Not Released from Prison Colony; His Life is in Danger
On November 21, 2015, Evgeny Vitishko was expected to be released from the prison colony where he is serving an unjust three year sentence. On …
After Twelve Years of Struggle, the Village of Berezovka Will Finally Be Relocated
On July 10, 2015, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Premier-Minister, Berdibek Saparbaev, publicly announced that the village of Berezovka will be relocated and that the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating …
Saparbaev: KPO will pay for the Relocation of the Residents of Berezovka
The Residents of the Village of Berezovka in Western Kazakhstan Oblast, where in November of last year children and teachers fainted in the local school, will be relocated by the end of next year and the company Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV will foot the bill.
International Environmental Activists Denied Visitation with Evgeny Vitishko at Sadovaya Prison Colony
Vitishko is serving three years in the penal colony for allegedly writing graffiti on an illegal fence in a protected forest in Krasnodar region. An outspoken critic of the Sochi Olympics, about which EWNC wrote a comprehensive report cataloging the numerous environmental violations associated with the construction of the Olympic village and surrounding infrastructure, Vitishko has been unjustly targeted by the Russian authorities for his environmental activism. Denied parole in April 2015, he has served one year and three months of his three year sentence.
150 Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations Petition Russia to Free Evgeny Vitishko
One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately. On 15 April …
Prior to the mass poisoning of children in Berezovka there were emissions of hydrogen sulfide on the Karachaganak Field
On the eve of a mass poisoning of children in the village of Berezovka (Burlin district, Western Kazakhstan Region), emissions of hydrogen sulfide took place at the gas processing complex, GP-3, due to an accident at the gas re-injection compressor.
Turkmenistan: End Enforced Disappearances
Dozens of people have been forcibly disappeared in Turkmenistan, some for more than a decade, a coalition of human rights groups called the Prove They Are Alive! campaign said today in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, 2014. The government of Turkmenistan should immediately inform the relatives of the disappeared of their fate and whereabouts and allow them access to their loved ones.
Prove They Are Alive: Civil Society Activists in the OSCE Region Demand Information about Those Disappeared for Ten Years in Turkmenistan’s Prisons
This week, civil society activists launched a new campaign, Prove They Are Alive, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and …