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HRD Attack

16 Jan 2017

Laura Leonor Vásquez Pineda Committee for the Defence of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores

Incident date
16 Jan 2017
Date accuracy
All Correct
Environmental concerns group
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Guatemala


Laura Leonor Vásquez Pineda, was one of the leaders of the Committee for the Defence of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores, which was active in opposing the El Escobal mine owned by the Canadian company Tahoe Resources. She was arrested and imprisoned for seven months as a result of her activism, before charges were dropped. She was shot dead by a group of men who broke into her house on 16 January.