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Ecuador: Community leaders accused of 'terrorism'

, Index number: AMR 28/3205/2016

Manuel Trujillo and Manuela Pacheco, community leaders in San Pablo de Amalí, central Ecuador, are facing unsubstantiated charges of organized terrorism. These criminal proceedings appear to be an attempt to silence their campaigning to demand their community’s right to consultation on the construction of a hydroelectric plant which they claim will affect the community’s right to water.

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