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Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific denounces Tamil Nadu massacre and calls for Vedanta to be brought to account for environmental and human rights violations.

PRESS STATEMENT
June 14, 2018

Indian Government must prioritize life over profit;
Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific denounces Tamil Nadu massacre and calls for Vedanta to be brought to account for environmental and human rights violations. 598 more words

Human Rights Defenders

Guerrero/International: New Hearing of Ayotzinapa Case with Inter-American Commission for Human Rights

On May 8th, during the hearing held in the context of the 168th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) that took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, prior to a report on the case that the IACHR will publish and to a visit to Mexico next July, relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa student teachers who disappeared in Guerrero in 2014, and their legal representatives warned that the federal government intends to shelve the investigation before a possible alternation in the presidency of the republic this year. 627 more words

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Human Rights Defenders Killed in Guatemala


The U.N. human rights office reports the recent killing of several human rights defenders in Guatemala shows an alarming deterioration in the rule of law as threats increase against those working on behalf of indigenous and minority rights.

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Statement: The international community must end its silence in the face of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific are deeply aggrieved by news that dozens of Palestinians have been killed at the Gaza border during the official opening of the U.S. 429 more words

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Oaxaca: 17 Men Pose as Transgender to Register as Candidates

Photo @ Colectivo por la Ciudadanía de las Mujeres (Women’s Citizenship Collective)

On May 7th, the Women’s Citizenship Collective and women belonging to the muxe and trans community, originating from different regions of the state of Oaxaca, demanded in the framework of a press conference the cancellation… 330 more words

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Oaxaca: Cautionary Measures after Journalist Receives Death Threat on Facebook

(@Artículo 19)

“On May 1st, the reporter of Piñero de la Cuenca digital media, Juan Alberto Carmona Contreras, better known as Betillo, was threatened with death on Facebook by unknown persons in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, as well as being harassed by unknown people outside of his home” 321 more words

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National: First Presidential Debate - Proposals and Accusations

Photo @ Univision

On April 22nd, the first presidential debate took place, in which the five candidates for the presidency had a space to present their proposals and ideas to the voters. 404 more words

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