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#FreetoProtest Series: Episode 1

In the first episode of a special series on the right to protest, Jo Glanville and Nicola Kelly speak to activists about the risks they face fighting to protect the planet, in the lead up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Egypt, COP27. We hear from Mona Seif, sister of the British-Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah about the decision to host COP 27 in Egypt and what protesters can expect if they call for change. In Kenya, we speak to environmental activist Raya Famau Ahmed who led a ground-breaking campaign, Save Lamu, that managed to stop the building of a coal-fired power plant in Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the south-east coast. We also hear from Eva Maria Anyango Okoth, a senior programme officer for Natural Justice in Kenya, working with local marginalised communities to protect their environmental and human rights.