In Memory of Michael Brown

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September 2, 2014

Prominent campesino leader Margarita Murillo was shot dead on August 27. She worked to defend the rights and living standards of peasant farmworkers for more than 40 years. Now others may be at ris...

August 21, 2014

Defender of Indigenous Peoples’ rights Juan Pablo Gutiérrez received a death threat from a paramilitary group targeting him in Colombia. He has received numerous threatening phone calls since.

August 18, 2014

Three community activists in Mexico were threatened by members of a movement with close ties to the ruling political party. They were sharing information criticizing the municipal government.

August 4, 2014

Members of GADES, an organization of women human rights defenders in Haiti, have received threats following the recent sentencing of a police officer for the rape of an underage boy.