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Protestors at Peaceful Protest Camp Brutally Beaten in Khopyor district

posted 17 May 2013, 14:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 May 2013, 14:03 ]
13 May 2013 

Source: Movement to Save Khopyor 

On the evening of 13 May, local residents taking part in a peaceful protest camp in Novokhopyor district against unlawful attempts to begin geological surveys at the Elan deposit by the Mednogorsky Copper-Sulphur Plant (Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company) were brutally beaten. The protestors were peacefully standing in front of the illegally erected fence. Staff of the 'Patrol' private security firm first opened the gates, and then began to beat the activists. They seized three people, dragged them inside the fenced-off area, at the same time pushing back other activists and the police. Having shut the gates, they collectively beat the activists behind the fence, a number of whom them later threw over the two-meter high metal fence. [Read more]