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Guatemala: NGO and local media allege that activists detentions are due to their opposition to CGN/Pronico's mining project
Two land defenders were detained in Guatemala: in October, the fisherman and activist Juan Caal Suram, and in November, the journalist and human rights defender Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales. Both are inhabitants of El Estor, Guatemala. A local media...
Vietnam court sentences blogger activist Nguyen Van Hoa to seven years in prison for producing videos, photos & articles about Formosa Plastic Group’s release of toxic chemicals
Author: Radio Free Asia
"Vietnam Jails Activist Blogger For Seven Years Over Formosa Protests", 27 November 2017...
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Mexico: End of the mission statement of Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples denounces mega projects & lack of consultation
Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
“End of mission Satement by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples on her mission to Mexico,” 17 Nov 2017...
Affected communities abandon court action in Brazil to enforce Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron over pollution
Author: Ted Folkman, Letters Blogatory
"Lago Agrio: LAPs [Lago Agrio Plaintiffs] Abandon Recognition and Enforcement Effort in Brazil", 25 Sep 2017...
Author: FIDH, OMCT, Observatorio Ciudadano
“Estado chileno debe abstenerse de utilizar la Ley Antiterrorista en juicio a Machi Linconao y Mapuches” - 22 de agosto de 2017...
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China: Court sentences labour activist Lu Yuyu to 4 years in prison after documentation of labour unrest
Author: Chun Han Wong, Te-Ping Chen, Wall Street Journal (USA)
"China Sentences Activist to Prison for 'Picking Quarrels'", 3 Aug 2017...
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Author: Front Line Defenders
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...
Author: Amnesty International
The Russian authorities must immediately overturn their decision to deport asylum seeker Khudoberdi Nurmatov, better known under his journalist alias Ali Feruz, to Uzbekistan, Amnesty International said...“Ali Feruz is openly gay, a human rights...