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  • Larisa Kharkova

    Kazakhstan

    The former chairwoman of Kazakhstan's defunct Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, Larisa Kharkova, has been sentenced on embezzlement charges to four years of "freedom limitation" -- a suspended sentence with parole-like...

    Oil, gas & coal

  • Khudoberdi Nurmatov

    Russia

    On 1 August 2017, the Basmanny court of Moscow ordered the deportation of human rights journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov to Uzbekistan after he was charged with allegedly violating emigration rules. Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who writes under the pseudonym of...

  • Willerme Agorde

    Philippines

    Willerme Agorde, Filipino and an elderly leader of the peasant group died hours after he was shot in front of his home. His son said that his father’s death could be politically motivated. Agorde was among the farmers who staged a protest inside the...

  • Sar Sorn

    Cambodia

    On 23 February 2017, human rights defender Tep Vanny was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for ‘intentional violence with aggravating circumstances’. She has appealed the decision. On 27 March 2017,...

  • [23/02/2017] Tep Vanny

    Cambodia

    Tep Vanny is a land rights activist and human rights defender combating corruption in Cambodia. Ms. Tep Vanny played a prominent role in mobilising communities around Boeung Kak Lake to fight against an eviction order agreed upon by the Government and...

  • Imran Anjum [PEACH]

    Pakistan

    The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the gunshot attack against human rights defender Mr. Imran Anjum, the founder and Executive Director of Peaceful & Active Center for Humanity (PEACH). Over the past 12 years, Mr. Anjum has...

  • Edweno ‘Edwin’ Catog

    Philippines

    On February 16, 2017, at around 10am, Edweno ‘Edwin’ Catog, 44, a Lumad-Mansaka, and a member of the Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Walog Compostela (HUMAWAC), was shot by two men, suspected of being linked to the 46th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army ...

    Agriculture & livestock, Food & beverage

  • Rodrigo Mundaca [MODATIMA]

    Chile

    Rodrigo Mundaca who works with Movement to Defend Water and Land Rights and the Protection of the Environment (MODATIMA) in Chile, reported death threats, allegedly related to his struggle against purportedly illegal river water extraction by avocado...

  • Felix Illacutipa Mamani

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Gilver Chura Yupanqui

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Severo Efrain Iturry Gandarrillas

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Gregorio Ururi Fernandez

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Eddy Uriarte Chambilla

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Javier Pari Sarmiento

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Domingo Quispe Tancara

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Rufino Machaca Quinto

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Patricio Illacutipa Illacutipa

    Peru

    On 28 June 2017, the closing arguments of the trial began against 18 community leaders related to the mobilization organized by Aymara communities - known as “Aymarazo” - that took place in Puno in 2011. At that time, the communities organised several...

    Mining

  • Walter Aduviri Calizaya

    Peru

    On July 18th 2017 Walter Aduviri, Peruvian community leader, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and ordered to pay a 2 million sol fine (over $600,000) because of his alleged role in the ‘Aymarazo’ protests against Bear Creek Mining Corporation's...

    Mining

  • Venie Diamante

    Philippines

    Venie Diamante, a Filipino and a T’boli and municipal tribal chieftain, was killed after sustaining eight gunshot wounds from an unnamed assailant on board a motorcycle. The murder is said to be linked to his effort in resisting the encroachment on the...

  • Elsa Elvira Bolaños Atalaya

    Peru

    On March 6 2017, the trial re-opened against 16 community leaders opposed to the mining mega-project Conga, after the 2nd Provincial Criminal Prosecutor's Office of Celendín filed an indictment in which a sentence of up to 36 years in prison is...

    Mining

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