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Environmental Human Rights: News & Updates
October 12, 2015
assassination of environmental human rights defender Professor Rigoberto Lima Choc, who documented harm resulting from the palm plantation REPSA in El Petén Dept., and kidnapping and threats to members of the Commission for the Defense of Life and Nature (Hermelindo Asij, Lorenzo Pérez and Manuel Mendoza)
RRN Case Update
October 1, 2015
Colombian Constitutional Court rules in favor of Las Pavas community land-holders
RRN letter [excerpted]
August 11, 2009- sent to the president and vice-president of Colombia
September 25, 2015
unjust 2-year detention and false criminal charges against Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez, members of the people’s organized resistance to a hydroelectric dam project in Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango Dept.
September 23, 2015
intimidation of and shots fired outside the office of CALAS, an environmental group denouncing abuses by Tahoe Resources mining company in Santa Rosa Dept.
August 1, 2015
death threats to Miguel Briceño, leader of the peasant farmer community of El Povenir in Puerto Gaitán Municipality, Meta Department
July 26, 2015
unjust detention of Bernardo Ermitaño López Reyes, member of the Council of Mayan People and community leader with high profile in the people’s organized resistance to a hydroelectric dam project in Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango Dept.
July 13, 2015
attack on Alfredo López, correspondent for Radio Progreso and the network of Garífuna community radio stations
July 2, 2015
surveillance of Berenice Celeita, Director of the Research and Social Action Association (NOMADESC) at her home in Bogotá
May 5, 2015
death threats to Miguel Briceño, leader of the peasant farmer community of El Porvenir in Puerto Gaitán Municipality, Meta Department.