[16/01/2020] Fedor Morozov

Gender: Male

Location of the incident: Russia

Counting Unit: Individual

Affiliation on the individual / type of group: Environmental concerns group

Specific attack on the HRD(s) / Rights of the HRD(s) affected by the incident:

  • Arbitrary detention

Date of the incident: Thu 16 Jan 2020

Date accuracy: All correct

Summary of the incident: On 26 January, Fedor Morozov, an environmental activist was detained by police on the Red Square in Moscow while recording a video message about a construction of a landfill in Shies, Arkhangelsk region. The landfill is designed for shipments of garbage from Moscow. He was accused of violating the established procedure for organizing or holding public events. The court hearing is scheduled for 12 February. Local residents and environmental activists have been protesting against the landfill because they say the shipments will include highly hazardous waste and food that will emit toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide and methane. The released gases will allegedly poison the atmosphere for many kilometers in all directions and toxic filtrates will enter the regions’ water supply.

Target sector: Waste disposal

Other actors allegedly involved:

Alleged actor: Local & state authorities

Issues the HRD is/was working on:

  • Environment: General

Broader issues related to this case:

  • Corruption

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