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Madagascar: Immediately and unconditionally release environmental human rights defender jailed for questioning a Chinese gold mining company

, Index number: AFR 35/7233/2017

Malagasy environmental human rights defender Raleva, a member of human rights organisations ‘Justice et Paix’ and OIDESCM, a satellite of the national NGO CRAAD-OI, has been jailed on trumped-up charges, accused of using a false title for requesting the mining and environmental permits of a Chinese gold mining company. He is currently being detained at the Mananjary prison, in eastern Madagascar.

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