Category Archives: Urgent Action

Take Action: Colombia, Indigenous Leader Arrested

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CoDev is concerned over the recent detention of Feliciano Valencia, an indigenous leader with the Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca – ACIN). CoDev’s partner NOMADESC has worked closely with ACIN … Continue reading

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Take Action: Colombia, Under Surveillance, June 2015

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CoDev is concerned for the safety of the director of our Colombian partner organization NOMADESC. Berenice Celeita was under surveillance by unidentified individuals after returning from a visit to Canada and the USA to expose human rights violations in Colombia. … Continue reading

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Take Action: Thirteen Colombian Human Rights Defenders Targeted in Death Threat

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Thirteen Colombian human rights defenders received a death threat on July 4 declaring them to be military targets. Among the thirteen are several people with whom CoDev has

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Opponent of Vancouver Mining Transnational Gunned Down in Guatemala

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On June 13th, 2012, after a month of receiving death threats regarding her opposition to a mine in her community, Yolanda Oquely Veliz, 33, was shot three times last night by gunmen on a motorcycle as she left a community … Continue reading

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Displaced Afro-Colombian Community Organization Threatened

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We have recently received the attached urgent action from our partner NOMADESC regarding a disturbing attack on COPDICONC, an organization of Afro-Colombian communities from Nariño and southern Cauca, many of whom have been forcibly

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