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Thomas Razafindremaka

Thomas Razafindremaka

Gny To tsy mba Zainy (GTZ)

Thomas Razafindremaka is a human rights defender fighting against corruption in the Ihorombe region of Madagascar. He is the president of "Gny To tsy mba Zainy" (GTZ) and leader of the human rights commission of Rohy Madagasikara, organisations fighting against corruption, and promoting the rule of law and good governance. He is also a member of the Ihorombe Regional Civil Society Organisations Platform (Pfnoscm Madagascar).

HRDs in Madagascar are targeted by authorities with judicial harassment including arrest, pre-trial detention, prosecution, and trumped-up charges. Corrupt officials are sometimes involved with illegal trafficking themselves, or they turn a blind eye when extractive industries or traffickers exploit the bountiful natural resources on the island.