Monday, November 27, 2017

MADAGASCAR: Father Convicted for Protecting Rain Forest - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, Nov 20th, 2017.

Clovis Razafimalala is a father of two and an environmental activist passionate about protecting Madagascar’s endangered rainforest. However, a corrupt network of smugglers will stop at nothing to silence him.

A billion-dollar trade has emerged from the illegal sale of Madagascar’s precious rosewood trees.  While the government simply looks away, Clovis and his fellow activists are bravely taking a stance.

Clovis has been repeatedly targeted, arrested and even had his family home fire bombed for his peaceful activities. In July 2017 he was convicted on false charges, including the destruction of property. He could face prison at any time if he keeps up the fight.