Peru: Urgent Action: Indigenous Community At Risk Due To Threats (Peru: UA 44/17)

More than 60 heavily armed individuals entered Asháninka Meantari Indigenous community territory in the Central Peruvian rainforest and forced out 21 families by subjecting them to death threats.   In the afternoon of 3 February, around 60 unidentified armed men entered Asháninka Meantari Indigenous community territory in the district of Pangoa, Satipo province, in the Central Peruvian rainforest. They forced […]

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OAS: Save Human Rights Body

Member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) should promptly ensure that the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights receives enough financial support to fulfill its mandate, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission, a key defender of human rights in the Americas, faces a financial crisis that threatens justice and protection to victims of abuses across the continent. On […]

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