>Eco-activists protecting Khimki Forest taken to the court

Posted on September 22, 2010

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21 September,

On September 23, a Moscow city court is to consider legal action by the company contracted to build a highway through the Khimki Forest against the citizens that took part in the protection actions, Interfax reports.

Legal action has been brought against 11 individuals, including Evgenia Chirikova, the leader of the Movement for the Protection of Khimki Forest. The company is seeking damages to the sum of almost 8 million rubles (over US$250 000) for impeding machinery access to the construction site.

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