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Kazakh Environmental Activist Shot Dead

12 Mar

by Radio Free Europe

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — An environmental activist known for his campaign to save a forest near Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, has been shot dead.

Sania Qandieva, a relative of the victim, told Radio Free Europe on March 11 that the body was found on March 10 and he had probably been killed the night before Qandieva added that she believed that Nurlan Oteuliev’s killing must have been connected with his environmental activism. Continue reading