Colombia: Two relatives of environmental defenders opposed to Hidroituango dam killed

On the last week of September, Julian Areiza a nephew of Rubén Areiza and the son of Juan de Dios Ramírez were shot dead in events that are being investigated by the judiciary.  Both are members of Rios Vivos Movement that has denounced the negative impacts by EPM’s Hidroituango dam.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited EPM to respond; the response is available only in Spanish.

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Company response
8 October 2018

Response by EPM

Author: Empresas Públicas de Medellín, EPM

The response of EPM is available only in Spanish

26 September 2018

“Urgent action: Two relatives of environmental members killed”

Author: Amnesty Intl.

26 September 2018

…On 22 September, the nephew of Rubén Areiza, a member of the Rios Vivos Movement (Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia, MRVA), was shot death by unidentified men while returning from a sport event in the Briceño municipality, Antioquia department, northwest Colombia. Another man was injured in the attack. On the same day, the son of a former member of MRVA was killed with a sharp object in the Valdivia municipality, also in Antioquia…

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