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Rapid Response Network
RRN’s team of letter-writers responds to six urgent human rights cases each month to
- protect people living under threat
- demand investigations into human rights crimes
- bring human rights criminals to justice
- ensure that human rights crimes are not happening in the dark.
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March 26, 2017
Unjust criminalization, arrests and detentions of seven community leaders in the south of Bolívar, affiliated with FEDEAGROBISMOL (Agro-mining Federation of the South of Bolivar) and the People’s Congress
March 25, 2017
Death threats by Gaitanista paramilitaries to leaders of indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in humanitarian zones of the Jiguamiandó River basin in Chocó Department
March 24, 2017
Assassination of journalist Cecilio Pineda Brito, age 38, in the municipality of Ciudad Altamirano, in Guerrero state.
March 23, 2017
Death threats to indigenous rights defender Lottie Cunningham Wren, lawyer and founder of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN).
March 22, 2017
Forced displacement in Chocó by Gaitanista paramilitaries of 400 Afro-descendant people (128 mostly families) and 106 indigenous people (32 families) forced to flee by clashes between Colombian armed forces and illegal armed groups.
March 21, 2017
Assassination of Ruth Alicia López Guisao, member of ASONKINCHAS (Intercultural and Interethnic Agroecological Association), a defender of indigenous and Afro-descendant rights in Chocó Department.
February 26, 2017
Assassination of José de los Santos Sevilla, a school teacher and leader of the indigenous Tolupán people in Montaña de la Flor, Francisco Morazán Department.
February 25, 2017
Assassination of indigenous and women’s rights defender Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela of the Wiwa tribe in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, along the Atlantic Coast in César Department.
February 24, 2017
Unjust detention of Abelino Chub Caal, indigenous and environmental defender in Izabal Dept., where agricultural and extractive industry companies are in land disputes with local communities.