Dominican Republic: Fear for safety/death threat: Father Pedro Ruquoy (m), human rights defender

Dominican Republic: Fear for safety/death threat: Father Pedro Ruquoy (m), human rights defender

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Index Number: AMR 27/001/2005
Date Published: 11 September 2005
Categories: Americas, Dominican Republic

The head of security at a sugar plantation, who is also an army colonel, has reportedly threatened to murder human rights defender Father Pedro Ruquoy, apparently because of his work on behalf of Dominican peasants and Haitian migrants working in sugar cane plantations. Amnesty International believes his life is in danger.


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