Ecuador's Indigenous Activists Are Under Attack. Will the Government Protect Them?
August 7, 2018Americas Quarterly

Ecuador's Indigenous Activists Are Under Attack. Will the Government Protect Them?

President Lenín Moreno should make protecting indigenous groups a priority, says Amnesty International's Americas director

As indigenous peoples from across Ecuador commemorate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9th, activists will demand that Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno fulfills his promise to protect them and their territories. The day comes as a string of recent threats and attacks against indigenous human rights defenders has highlighted the risks they face.

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