Green activist killings up by a fifth – Global Witness

Date: 
November 22, 2017

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Anti-logging activist Edwin Chota was murdered in Peru along with three other indigenous leaders

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A report published by the organisation said there were 116 deaths worldwide in 2014, including 29 in Brazil, 25 in Colombia and 15 in the Philippines.

Activists also faced abduction and other threats if they interfered in corporate or state interests, it added.

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