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Arrests at Malaysian Rare Earth Refinery Protests

An Australia-based environmental activist faces the possibility of a two-year prison sentence, in Malaysia, after being arrested while protesting against the world’s largest rare earth refinery.


Natalie Lowrey, who was born in New Zealand and lives in Sydney, was demonstrating with a one thousand-strong throng, at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Kuantan, Malaysia, when she was detained and imprisoned, along with 15 other protestors who have since been released. Lowrey remains in detention at the Kuantan Police Station.

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