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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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April 26, 2017
Torture and assassination of transgender woman Sherlyn Montoya, active member of LGBT Rainbow Association.
April 25, 2017
Kidnapping and assaults on a woman associated with Peasant Movement of Cajibio (MCC) leader Marylen Serna Salinas, in Popayán, Cauca Department.
April 14, 2017
Intimidation tactics (shots fired) against Pedro Rafael Maldonado Flores, the legal director for the Legal, Environmental and Social Action Center of Guatemala (CALAS), which represents communities organizing resistance to the exploration and exploitation of natural resources.
April 13, 2017
Threats and intimidation against Environmental Committee in Defense of Life (CADV) and others organizing to the open-pit AngloGold Ashanti mining project in Cajamarca in Tolima Department.
April 12, 2017
Death threats and harassment towards persons working in community radio stations (Radio La Voz Lenca, Radio Dignidad, Radio Progreso) that are reporting on environmental and indigenous rights issues and smear campaign targeting Jesuit priest Ismael Moreno, director of Radio Progreso.
April 11, 2017
Unjust arrests and detention measures against members of Congress of the Peoples and the Southern Bolívar Inter-Dialogue Commission, Center and South of Cesar (CISBCSC) , including Milena Quiroz Jiménez, Isidro Alarcón Bohorquez , and Manuel Francisco Zabaleta.
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).