Free Environmental Activist Clovis Razafimalala

Clovis Razafimalala is an environmental rights defender known for denouncing the illegal trafficking of Madagascar’s precious rosewood, which is illegally shipped abroad and is an endangered, precious natural resource and other precious timber in Madagascar. Clovis Razafimalala is a businessman as well as the Coordinator of the Lampogno Network, a coalition of Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs) in the northeast of Madagascar which denounces illegal logging and trafficking of rosewood. He has been in pre-trial detention at Tamatave prison since 16 September 2016. He has been accused of inciting protesters to loot an administrative building, and burn the documents that were in it: the charges against him are rebellion, destruction of public documents and goods, and arson of administrative papers. The trial against him for the charges has not yet taken place.

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