Peru: Authorities end the criminalization of 16 human rights defenders

After five years of unfounded judicial proceedings against 16 territory and environment defenders, judicial authorities have put an end to their criminalization. Amnesty International celebrates that these 16 people, who campaign for the rights to territory and a healthy environment in the area of the Conga mine in the Cajamarca region, can continue their work to defend human rights without fear of reprisal for simply raising their voices.

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