Human Rights Accompaniers Kidnapped to Protect Mining Operation
Two days ago two international (French and Swiss) human rights accompaniers with PROAH were kidnapped by 7 heavily armed men reinforced by several dozen mine employees with machetes working for Lenir Pérez, son-in-law of Miguel Facussé. They had been staying with a family in El Zapote, near La Nueva Esperanza, to accompany them and the community as community members stood up to threats they had received for refusing to sell their lands to Pérez.
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