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  • [19/02/2019] Samir Flores Soberanes [Náhuatl]

    Mexico

    A Mexican environmental activist has been murdered before a referendum on a controversial thermal-electric plant and pipeline that he opposed. Samir Flores Soberanes, an indigenous Náhuatl, was killed in his home during the early hours of Wednesday in...

    Hydropower & dam projects

  • [11/02/2019] Froylán González [Committee for the Defence of Indigenous Peoples – CODEDI]

    Mexico

    On 11 February 2019, Froylán González, an indigenous peoples' rights defender, was illegally detained by public servants of the State Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute (Instituto Estatal Electoral y de Participación ciudadana, IEEPCO)...

  • [15/02/2019] Justino Xollim [Unión Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas -UVOC]

    Guatemala

    On 15 February 2019, Justino Xollim was arrested on his way to denounce the illegal logging in the Poqomchi' territory by the company Maderas Filips Dias/Eco-Tierraz. There was an arrest warrant against Justino and other members of the community.

  • [13/09/2016] Edilene Mateus Porto [League of Poor Peasants of Rondônia and the Western Amazon - LCP]

    Brazil

    On 13 September 2016, Edilene Mateus Porto and her husband Isaque Dias Ferreira were murdered. Both were members of the League of Poor Peasants of Rondônia and the Western Amazon (LCP). They had denounced criminal acts perpetrated by landowners in the...

  • [07/04/2017] Marylen Serna Salinas [Coordinador Nacional Agrario – CNA]

    Colombia

    On 7 April 2017, a woman close to Marylen Serna Salinas, a human and peasant's rights defender, was kidnapped, interrogated, tortured and sexually assaulted by 3 unidentified men in Popayan, Colombia. The criminals called Marylen to confirm her...

  • [29/01/2019] Rosane Santiago Silveira [Cassurubá Extractivist Reserve Council]

    Brazil

    On 29 January 2019, Rosane Santiago Silveira, an environmental and human rights defender, was tortured and murdered. She was actively working to stop land-grabbing by eucalyptus. According to Rosane's son, she received 3 death threats last year....

  • [08/02/2019] Rosivaldo Ferreira da Silva [Tupinambá Indigenous Group]

    Brazil

    On 8 February 2019, one of the leaders of the Tupinamba indigenous peoples group, Rosivaldo Ferreira da Silva (Babau), denounced that he and his family were the targets of an assassination plan. The Tupinamba indigenous reserve is at risk due to the...

  • [20/01/2019] Mehdi Gholian

    Iran

    Sepideh Gholian is a student, social rights’ activists and journalist who was arrested on November 18th 2018 while she was supporting and reporting on the strike of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers. On January 20th, the Iranian regime’s security...

  • [01/01/2019] Esmail Bakhshi [Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union]

    Iran

    Esmail Bakhshi is the representative of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union in Iran. Esmail helped organize the protests at the Haft Tapeh sugar factory in the city of Shush in November and December, over unpaid wages and alleged criminal...

  • [20/01/2019] Sepideh Gholian

    Iran

    Sepideh Gholian is a student, social rights’ activists and journalist who was arrested on November 18th 2018 while she was supporting and reporting on the strike of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers. Since her detention, Sepideh Gholian has been...

  • [01/01/2019] Sepideh Gholian

    Iran

    Sepideh Gholian is a student, social rights’ activists and journalist who was supporting and reporting on the strike of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers. Gholian supported the protests at the Haft Tapeh sugar factory in the city of Shush in November...

  • [20/01/2019] Esmail Bakhshi [Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union]

    Iran

    An Iranian labour protest leader Esmail Bakhshi was arrested on 20 January 2019 for the second time after the judge denied his claim that he was tortured in custody late last year. Bakhshi was one of the organisers of weeks of protests at the Haft...

  • [02/03/2017] Leonela Tapdasan Pesadilla [Compostela Farmers’ Association (CFA)]

    Philippines

    Ramon Dagaas Pesadilla and Leonela Tapdasan Pesadilla, Filipino anti-mining and land rights advocates, were shot dead inside their home after an unknown attacker forcibly entered their house and opened fire. They were members of the Compostela Farmers’...

    Mining

  • [01/06/2017] Beatrice Hunter

    Canada

    Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman, was sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls. Hunter was given the option by a judge to avoid prison time if she agreed to stay...

    Energy

  • [17/10/2016] Muskrat Falls project protester

    Canada

    On 17 October 2016, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested nine people as they attempted to blockade the site of an $11 billion hydroelectric dam in Labrador. Protests have escalated against the controversial Muskrat Falls project, which is slated...

    Energy

  • [01/01/2018] Angeline Cheek [Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota groups]

    USA

    Angeline Cheek is a Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota activist, community organizer, and teacher from Ft. Peck Reservation. She is a pipeline opponent, as she fears the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could break and spill, destroy her tribe’s water, and...

    Oil, gas & coal

  • [01/12/2018] Dinï ze’ Smogelgem / Warner Naziel [Laksamshu Clan]

    Canada

    Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada has taken leaders of the Unist'ot'en community to court, accusing the members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation of blocking access to the area around the...

    Oil, gas & coal, Oil, gas & coal

  • [01/12/2018] Freda Huson [Unist’ot’en House]

    Canada

    Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada has taken leaders of the Unist'ot'en community to court, accusing the members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation of blocking access to the area around the...

    Oil, gas & coal, Oil, gas & coal

  • [30/08/2018] Ismael Vargas Gonzalez

    Mexico

    A group of 130 security officers from Chihuahua in Mexico broke up a sit-in protesting a Canadian mine, shooting into the air and arresting two of their leaders in August 2018. Canada's Coeur Mexicana mining company had reached a deal with the...

    Mining

  • [30/08/2018] Jose Luis Lozano Mosqueda

    Mexico

    A group of 130 security officers from Chihuahua in Mexico broke up a sit-in protesting a Canadian mine, shooting into the air and arresting two of their leaders in August 2018. Canada's Coeur Mexicana mining company had reached a deal with the...

    Mining

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