Beginning on 14 July 2018, La Resistencia Pacífica de la Microregión de Ixquisis (the Peaceful Resistance of Ixquisis Microregion) and members of the community they represent have conducted a series of protests opposing the violation of their human rights allegedly caused by the activities of the hydroelectric company Energía y Renovación SA formerly known as PDH S.A., and requesting the closure of a military garrison and a police station at the company’s facilities in Ixquisis.
On 26 October 2018, a member of Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia in Ituango received a threatening message directed to human rights defenders Genaro de Jesus Graciano and Isabel Cristina Zuleta. In addition, members of the Movement have become aware of a threatening pamphlet distributed by the paramilitary group Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia- AGC (Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia), which declares members of Movimiento Rios Vivos as a “military target”.
On 22 September 2018, two relatives of members of the Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia were assassinated, one in the municipality of Briceño and the other in the municipality of Valdivia. These are the latest incidents in a series of attacks against the movement’s members and their families.