February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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June 22, 2012

Two members of a community organization that opposes mining operations in the southern state of Oaxaca were shot and wounded on 16 June. They and other members of the organization are at risk of fu...

June 14, 2012

A Guatemalan anti-mining activist was shot on 13 June in the town of San José del Golfo, in the department of Guatemala. Other local mining activists may also be at risk.

May 23, 2012

Human rights defender and lawyer, Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, from Guerrero State, Mexico received an anonymous death threat on 4 May. His life and those of his colleagues are at risk.

May 18, 2012

A human rights defender was kidnapped on 15 May, and held prisoner for almost a day: his organization has received threatening messages.