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Samsir Bahri


HRD, Chairperson
Tani Nipah Group

Samsir is an environmental rights defender and co-chairperson of the Tani Nipah Group. The group works on the restoration and rehabilitation of the natural environment, by planting Rizophora and Nipah mangroves, and opening up water channels to better irrigate areas inhabited by the local communities. As an environmental rights defender, he has been actively involved in the preservation of the local environment and the fight against exploitation of the area.

Human rights defenders in Indonesia face criminalisation and struggle to assert their rights. The lack of action from the government not only does not protect human rights defenders but leaves them at the mercy of criminalisation acts.