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  • [01/04/2017] Lebogang N.

    South Africa

    In 2013, Ibutho Coal applied for rights to develop a coal mine in Fuleni that would have required the relocation of hundreds of people from their houses and farmlands, and would have destroyed their graveyards. The company reportedly abandoned the...

  • [01/12/2018] Elton T. [Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON)]

    South Africa

    Elton T. is a community activist of the mining communities of the platinum belt in Limpopo and a member of the steering committee of the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON), which has engaged in a government-led...

  • [01/01/2018] Billy M.

    South Africa

    Billy M., a community activist from Fuleni, a small rural village in KwaZuluNatal’s King Cetshwayo District Municipality, has received threats from unidentified sources for about five years. In 2013, Ibutho Coal applied for rights to develop a coal...

  • [01/08/2019] Medical Nziba [WoMin]

    South Africa

    Medical Nziba is a community leader and defender of women’s rights, working in a grassroots organization, supported by WoMin, in Emaqibini Village, Kwazulu Natal in southeastern South Africa. For over 15 years, the villages around the Somkhele Tendele...

  • [01/01/2019] Uenice Mampa [Bench Marks Foundation]

    South Africa

    Uenice Mampa is a community leader advocating for change in the mining industry in her community of Ga-Mampa, Limpopo Province, with support from Bench Marks Foundation. Defenders who raise concerns about the loss of indigenous lands and environmental...

  • [01/01/2018] Ryan Mendoza [National Council of Churches]

    Philippines

    Ryan Mendoza is a nurse who has worked for several church-based organisations in Mindanao, including the National Council of Churches, promoting human rights and the right to health for indigenous peoples. The communities are affected by logging,...

  • [01/01/2019] Milena Florez [Movimiento Ríos Vivos (MRV)]

    Colombia

    Movimiento Ríos Vivos (MRV) is a human rights movement composed of 15 associations and families in the West, North and Lower-Cauca sub-region and in Antioquia, affected by the negative environmental and human rights impact of the hydroelectric project ...

    Energy

  • [01/01/2017] Alfred Brownell [Green Advocates]

    Liberia

    Alfred Brownell is an environmental and human rights lawyer and executive director of Green Advocates (GA), a Liberian NGO that he founded in order to represent communities seeking to protect their environmental and human rights. Brownell also...

    Agriculture & livestock

  • [01/01/2019] Francis Colee [Green Advocates]

    Liberia

    The local environmental organisation Green Advocates has worked since 2003 to defend the environment and land rights and to provide legal aid and support for local communities that are often excluded from decisions related to new projects such as...

  • [17/12/2019] Andrey Zheleznov

    Russia

    On 17 December, Andrey Zheleznov, an environmental activist was charged with “disobeying a lawful order of a police officer” for protesting against a waste incineration plant to be built in Osinovo village near Kazan city. He was sentenced to 7 days in...

    Waste disposal, Security companies

  • [04/06/2019] Aleksey Ganichev

    Russia

    On 4 June, Aleksey Ganichev, an environmental activist was detained by police while protesting with other activists against the construction of a landfill in Arkhangelsk region designed for shipments of garbage from Moscow. Environmental activists say...

    Waste disposal, Security companies

  • [29/11/2019] Nikita Baryshnikov

    Russia

    On 29 November, Nikita Baryshnikov, an environmental activist was charged with beating a guard of a private security company and sentenced to 300 hours of community service. Baryshnikov and other activists have been protesting against construction of a...

    Waste disposal, Security companies

  • [03/12/2019] Roman Tagirov

    Russia

    On 3 December, a house of Roman Tagirov an activist from Lermontov city was searched by police. Tagirov along with other local activists is protesting against construction of a chemical factory in the city over health concerns. Tagirov is one of the...

  • [04/12/2019] Anton Filatov [Anti-corruption Center]

    Russia

    On 4 December, police asked Anton Filatov, an activist and deputy head of Anti-corruption center in Lermontov city, to come to a police station for questioning. This was related to a complaint submitted against Filatov. The activist is accused of...

  • [16/10/2019] Erlan Baltabai [Fuel and Energy Workers' Union]

    Kazakhstan

    On 16 October 2019, Erlan Baltabai, leader of the Fuel and Energy Workers' Union, affiliated with the banned Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KNPRK) was given a new prison sentence of five months and eight...

  • [17/07/2019] Erlan Baltabai [Fuel and Energy Workers' Union]

    Kazakhstan

    On 17 July 2019, Erlan Baltabai, leader of the Fuel and Energy Workers' Union, affiliated with the banned Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KNPRK) was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from...

  • [08/12/2019] Raimundo Guajajara

    Brazil

    Two indigenous leaders, Firmino Guajajara and Raimundo Guajajara, have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state. The attack on the members of the Guajajara tribe, which is known for the forest guardians who protect their...

  • [08/12/2019] Firmino Guajajara

    Brazil

    Two indigenous leaders, Firmino Guajajara and Raimundo Guajajara, have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state. The attack on the members of the Guajajara tribe, which is known for the forest guardians who protect their...

  • [14/12/2017] Jairo Feitoza Pereira

    Brazil

    Three landless workers disappeared on 14th December 2017, while they were monitoring land that is part of a farm that their group has been occupying since 2015. They claim to have the right over it as part of the process of the agrarian reform. Flávio...

  • [14/12/2017] Marinalva Silva de Souza

    Brazil

    Three landless workers disappeared on 14th December 2017, while they were monitoring land that is part of a farm that their group has been occupying since 2015. They claim to have the right over it as part of the process of the agrarian reform. Flávio...

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