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9 April 2018

On 29 March 2018, a group of hitmen killed Crisanto Garcia Ohajaca, the uncle of the COMUNDICH Executive Board vice-president, Eugenio Ohajaca. The leader of the Ch’orti’ de Morola community, which COMUNDICH is currently assisting, received a death threat two days after Crisanto Garcia Ohajaca’s murder. In the past few weeks, threats and attacks against those associated with the indigenous rights organisation, Coordinadora de Asociaciones y Comunidades para el Desarrollo Integral del Pueblo Ch’orti’ COMUNDICH, have increased.

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19 January 2018

Following her detention on 16 January, human rights defender Amal Habani was beaten with an electric rod by Sudanese forces during interrogation. She remains in detention despite an order for her release being issued on 20 January.

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16 March 2018

On 22 December 2017, Istanbul Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded the indictment for the murders of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat and called for the imposition of two sentences of life imprisonment under the charge of “intentional killing” according to the Turkish Criminal Code, Article 82.

On 30 September 2017, Turkish police arrested a suspect in the killing of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba and Halla Barakat.

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1 August 2018

On 28 July 2018, the body of indigenous leader and woman human rights defender Juana Raymundo was found on the road near Nebaj and Acambalam Village, Guatemala. According to the Farmers’ Development Committee (Comité de Desarrollo Campesino – CODECA), her body showed signs of torture.

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2 June 2018

On 1 June during ongoing protests by Palestinians in Gaza near the fence sealing off the enclave, Israeli snipers fired at Palestinian volunteer medic Razan Al-Najjar as she was aiding another injured protester, according to eyewitnesses. She was hit in the upper body and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

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15 May 2018

At approximately 9:00 am on 9 May 2018, human rights defender Luis Arturo Marroquín was killed when leaving a local bookshop in San Luís Jilotepéque. Two hooded men had followed him from Jalapa to San Luís Jilotepéque. From a black Toyota Hilux truck, the perpetrators shot the defender in the back several times

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11 May 2018

On 2 May 2018,  human rights defender Hugo Albeiro George Pérez was shot and killed by an unknown individual, while he was participating in a peaceful protest to oppose the impact of Hidroituango Hydroelectric Project in Colombia’s Antioquia Department. The human rights defender’s nephew, Domar Egidio Zapata George, was also killed in the attack.

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24 April 2018

On 19 April 2018, Olivia Arévalo Lomas, a woman human rights defender and spiritual leader of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous peoples, was killed by unknown assailants just a few feet from her home in the community of 'Victoria Gracia', in Coronel Portillo Province, Ucayalí, Peru. The defender was shot in the chest and died instantly. Her body was left on the street in full view of her local community.

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23 March 2018

On 19 March 2018, Silvio Duban Ortiz Ortiz and Javier Bernardo Cuero Ortiz, sons of human rights defender, Bernardo Cuero Bravo, were killed by unknown individuals in Barrio Independencia Ferrocarril Avenue of Tumaco Municipality, Nariño.

On 7 June 2017, their father, Bernardo Cuero Bravo was killed at his home in Malambo, Atlántico province. He was shot four times in front of his wife and died instantly.

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26 February 2018

On 25 February 2018, human rights defender Rossy Tshimanga Mukendi was killed as police opened fire on demonstrators in and outside Saint-Benoît Catholic Church in Kinshasa. Police also fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

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16 March 2018

On 22 December 2017, Istanbul Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded the indictment for the murders of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat and called for the imposition of two sentences of life imprisonment under the charge of “intentional killing” according to the Turkish Criminal Code, Article 82.

On 30 September 2017, Turkish police arrested a suspect in the killing of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba and Halla Barakat.

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