Egypt Releases Detained Climate Activist Ajit Rajagopal Amid Crackdown on Protests – Democracy Now!

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don’t worry, we’ll never share or sell your information.
Egyptian authorities released Indian climate activist Ajit Rajagopal earlier this week, after detaining him as he undertook a “March For Our Planet” on foot from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh, where COP27 will be held. This is Rajagopal describing his detention.
Ajit Rajagopal: “I was kept there for hours and hours and the whole night. They haven’t informed me what is the charge against me, what are they going to do, how can I help them in the process, nothing was being informed and I didn’t get any food from them, even water as well.”
An Egyptian human rights group says at least 67 people have been arrested over the past week and a half as part of a crackdown ahead of the climate conference.
We’re hiring a People and Culture Manager and an Associate Digital Editor. Learn more and apply today!


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.