[23/06/2016] Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic

Gender: Female

Location of the incident: Guatemala

Counting Unit: Individual

Affiliation on the individual / type of group: Indigenous peoples

Specific attack on the HRD(s) / Rights of the HRD(s) affected by the incident:

  • Death threats

Date of the incident: Thu 23 Jun 2016

Date accuracy: All correct

Summary of the incident: Death threats against human rights defender denouncing excessive logging of timber in communities; a group of armed, unidentified men approached Lolita Chavez and threatened her with death, using obscene language and menacing behavior to warn her that she had better stop meddling in such affairs.

Target sector: Logging & lumber

Other actors allegedly involved:


Alleged actor: Illegal loggers or miners

Issues the HRD is/was working on:

  • Environment: General

Sources of information:

http://im-defensoras.org/?p=864 

https://guatemalasolidarity.org.uk/2016/07/12/protect-lolita-chavez-for-...