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

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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.
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