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Ecuador: Death threats/fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 28/005/2003

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Franco Viteri, José Gualinga, and the indigenous Sarayacu community in the province of Pastaza. On 21 February, a local radio station received a fax asking for a message to be transmitted stating that the two men, both leaders within the Sarayacu community, had died in a car accident. The message was allegedly signed by other members of the Sarayacu community.

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