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HRD Attack

6 Oct 2020

Marina Dubina - Ecohome

Incident date
6 Oct 2020
Date accuracy
All Correct
Marina Dubina
Ecohome NGO
Environmental concerns group
Unfair trial
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Belarus


On 6 October 2020, Marina Dubina, the executive director of a non-governmental organization Ecohome, was detained by unknown persons in uniform, but without identification marks. The men used a can of tear gas and forced Marina to get into a car. On 8 October, she was charged with participation in an unauthorised mass event and sentenced to thirteen days of administrative arrest. She was accused of taking part in an unauthorized demonstration in Minsk on 23 September, despite testimony and evidence that she was in Brest at the time. Ecohome NGO has been fighting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country drawing attention to the safety and environmental risks of this project for a long time.