Human Rights Defender Receives Death Threat

From Amnesty International:

In Cabañas, El Salvedor, Hector Berrios a community activist and human rights lawyer who campaigns against  mining and impunity, received death threats on January 23rd. According to Amnesty International, The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has asked El Salvador to provide Hector with protection, but the government has yet to do so.

On 23 January, at 12.20 pm Hector Berríos received a phone call on his landline from an unknown man who claimed to be a friend, and asked where Hector was. Around a minute later, the same person called Hector Berríos’ mobile phone, saying that they had been paid a lot of money to kill him, or a member of his family “Nos han pagado mucho dinero para asesinarte…ya sea a vos o a uno de tu familia”. The man continued by saying “We have been watching you in San Isidro and Mejicanos, we have got you close, look, we know you work for the people”

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