Land and environmental rights defenders in danger: an overview of recent cases

Mexico: Members of the Indigenous People’s Assembly of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and other human rights organisations such as Codigo-DH were defamed, attacked, threatened, and arbitrarily detained in Oaxaca. The construction of wind farms on ejido and community lands by transnational corporations backed by international investors, are affecting the livelihoods of indigenous and mestizo communities, causing conflicts and violating their rights to free, prior and informed consultation.For more information: ; and

Mexico: In the State of Oaxaca,members of the Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People (Asamblea Popular del Pueblo Juchiteco – APPJ ) were threatened, attacked and even killed. In July 2013, several members of the organization were subject to harassment and intimidation following their protests against the construction of wind farms by the company “Gas Natural Fenosa”. On July 21, Mr.Hector Regalado Jimenez, APPJ member, was killed. On August 25, 2013, several members of the APPJ were subjected to death threats and attacks by suspected gunmen of the company while visiting the area in which the wind farm Bií Hioxho is being built, to assess the damages caused by the construction of the project.
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