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Peru’s government fails to tackle violence and forest destruction in the Peruvian Amazon

In April 2014, in a tragic premonition of what was to come, the leaders of Saweto, an Ashaninka village in the Peruvian Amazon, requested urgent measures from the Peruvian government to ‘prevent any attempt on our lives’. The threat had come from loggers ‘in reprisal’ for the community’s longstanding efforts to document and denounce illegal logging in their territory.

El Gobierno de Perú no enfrenta la violencia ni la destrucción de los bosques en la Amazonía peruana

En abril de 2014, en un trágico presentimiento de lo que estaba por suceder, los líderes de Saweto, una comunidad Asháninka de la Amazonía peruana, solicitaron al Gobierno peruano medidas urgentes para “prevenir cualquier atentado contra nuestras vidas”. Esta amenaza fue hecha por madereros “en represalia” por los esfuerzos hechos por la comunidad desde hace mucho tiempo para documentar y denunciar la tala ilegal en su territorio.

Le gouvernement du Pérou ne s’attaque pas à la violence et à la destruction des forêts dans l’Amazonie péruvienne

En avril 2014, dans une prémonition tragique de ce qui allait arriver, les leaders de Saweto, un village asháninka de l’Amazonie péruvienne, ont demandé que le gouvernement péruvien prenne des mesures urgentes afin d' « empêcher toute atteinte  à nos vies ». La menace provenait des exploitants forestiers « en représailles » contre les efforts déployés depuis longtemps par la communauté pour attester et dénoncer l’exploitation forestière illégale sur son territoire.

Pemerintah Peru gagal mengatasi kekerasan dan pengrusakan hutan di Peruvian Amazon

Pada bulan April 2014, dengan firasat tragis tentang apa yang mungkin akan terjadi, para pemimpin komunitas Saweto, sebuah desa Ashaninka di Peruvian Amazon, meminta agar pemerintah Peru mengambil langkah-langkah mendesak untuk 'mencegah setiap upaya untuk membunuh diri kami'. Ancaman tersebut datang dari para penebang yang melakukan 'pembalasan' atas upaya yang sejak lama dilakukan masyarakat untuk mendokumentasikan dan melaporkan pembalakan liar di wilayah mereka.

Peru's indigenous leaders face life sentences for defending their rights

On the 14th May 2014 the trial will begin of 53 of Peru's indigenous leaders who are charged with crimes related to the tragic events at Bagua on the 5th June 2009 where over 20 people died and hundreds were injured after Peruvian forces opened fire on indigenous peoples blockading a road in peaceful protest at the efforts of the Peruvian government to dismantle legal protections for their lands.

Nepali Indigenous groups laud Supreme Court verdict on Constitutional Assembly nominations

Kamal Pariyar

KATHMANDU, May 13: Indigenous communities have lauded the Supreme Court´s (SC) recent order on filling the 26 vacant CA seats with representatives of indigenous communities that have not been represented in the CA. They have expressed hope that the implementation of the decision would make the new Constituent Assembly (CA) to be more inclusive. Of the total CA seats, 575 have already been filled, with only 23 of the total 59 scheduled indigenous communities represented at present.