'They should be thought of as heroes': Why killings of environmental activists are rising globally 
December 25, 2017

A Q&A between Shashank Bengali, L.A. Times reporter, and Wake Forest School of Law professor John Knox -- the UN's special rapporteur for human rights and the environment.

Anti-nuclear activists have also been harassed, and even murdered. This extends from the oppression (including killings) of anti-nuclear protestors in India, to the harassment of Vladimir Slivyak in Russia, the shooting of Tundu Lissu in Tanzania, and the likely murders of Karen Silkwood in the U.S., and Volodymyr Goncharenko in Ukraine, as but a few examples.

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