Your support is urgently needed! Land defender violently killed by a security guard of Canadian palm oil company Feronia in the DRC

Author: RIAO-RDC, World Rainforest Movement, Published on: 24 July 2019

The killing follows months of intimidation directed at members of RIAO-RDC. RIAO-RDC has been supporting the struggle of communities against the illegal occupation of their land by Feronia. RIAO-RDC has witnessed and increasing escalation of conflicts between security personnel in the plantations and community members.

We ask for your urgent support. Please sign on to the Action Alert below. It is important to send the letter as soon as possible. But please also circulate the Action Alert widely in your networks. We will send an updated version by close of day on Monday, 29 July, to those addressed in the letter with additional signatures that arrive after the deadline.

The Action Alert will be sent to the President of the DRC and the governour of Equateur province, where the killing took place. The letter calls on the President of the DRC to initiate a full investigation of the assassination of Mr. Joël Imbangola Lunea immediately, and to ensure that those responsible for his killing be held to account...to guarantee the security of members of RIAO-RDC and the communities affected by the Feronia plantations...

Your Excellency, we urge you to ensure that the perpetrator of this brutal killing of Joël Imbangola Lunea be held to account. We ask that you...

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