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Russia: bans Greenpeace as a 'security threat'

Added 2023-05-25

Description

The Prosecutor General has declared Greenpeace International as ‘undesirable' for posing “a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and the security of the Russian Federation". This decision ends Greenpeace Russia’s 30-year presence in Russia. In March 2023, WWF was labelled a 'foreign agent' but allowed to continue operations. The organization replied that they were deemed 'undesirable' because they "do not allow disastrous plans threatening nature to be carried out" and implied it may be due to "intense pressure from those who treat nature as a source of commercial income".

Location

Russia