Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Another activist jailed in Sochi area
(02-05 18:47)

An activist who has been shedding light on environmental fallout from the Sochi Olympics has been jailed for five days for resisting police.
Igor Kharchenko is the second activist to be detained in the region in three days.
Kharchenko was grabbed on the street in the regional capital of Krasnodar as he left his house and found his car smashed, his associate Olga Soldatova said Wednesday. Police took him to the police station where he was charged with resisting police orders.
Soldatova said Kharchenko was put on trial without a lawyer.
Like Yevgeny Vitishko, who was jailed Monday for swearing in public, Kharchenko is a member of the Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus, a group that has been monitoring the environmental effects of Olympic construction. --AP   
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