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Ecuador: Further information on fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 28/005/2006

The following - Dr Alejandro Ponce Villacís (m); Dr Pablo Fajardo Mendoza (m); Ermel Chávez Parra (m); Cármen Allauca (f); Luis Yanza (m); Julio Marcelo Prieto Méndez (m) are members of a legal team representing indigenous communities are taking legal action against the multinational oil company ChevronTexaco for failing to clean up the pollution allegedly caused by decades of drilling in the oil-rich Sucumbios region. On 19 May, Julio Marcelo Prieto Méndez's office was broken into, in what appears to be the latest attempt to stop him and his colleagues from carrying out their work. Amnesty International is

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