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Madagascar: A Damocles sword on environmental activist’s head

, Index number: AFR 35/6841/2017

Clovis Razafimalala was arrested on 16 September 2016, on politically motivated charges of rebellion, destruction of public buildings, and arson of administrative documents. He was accused of having organized and taken part in a protest that turned violent, despite a blatant lack of proof. He was forced to spend ten months behind bars, almost 400 kilometers away from his home in Maroantsetra.

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