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Justice for Eduardo Mendúa!!!Ecuadorian Who Fought Oil Extraction on Indigenous Land was Shot to Death in late February

Eduardo Mendúa, an Indigenous activist who was fighting to protect Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest from oil extraction, has been killed by gunmen, the Indigenous organization CONAIE reports.
Mendúa, the director of international relations for CONAIE, or the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, and a member of the A’i Cofan people, was part of a group of about 130 campaigners who have been blocking the state-owned oil company, Petroecuador, from expanding oil operations east of the oil town of Lago Agrio in the northeastern province of Sucumbíos.
Petroecuador had been planning to build 30 new wells in a government-approved oil concession block that overlaps with A’i Cofan land.
Mendúa, 40, was shot 12 times on Sunday in his garden by two armed men, both hooded, at his home in the A’i Cofan town of Dureno, CONAIE said in a statement. The group said the killing was related to the oil conflict that has unfolded in the area over the last year.
The federal Attorney General’s Office confirmed that two armed men approached Mendúa on Sunday afternoon and fired multiple gunshots. Mendúa’s wife, who was with him at the time, was not harmed, it said. On Monday, one person was arrested in connection with the killing, the authorities added.
Officials did not provide a motive for the attack. But like CONAIE, activists including representatives of the Union of People Affected by Texaco, or UDAPT, a local environmental and human rights organization, attributed the shooting to the clash over expanding oil operations.



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  • Evangeline Wanjiru

    71 w

    An attack on one hero is an attack to all

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    • rosebellendiritu

      71 w

      They can eliminate one but climate heroes are many who are ready to fight and can't be intimidated..the campaign will never stop

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        71 w

        Very sad,! Justice must prevail!

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        • john linus Tom

          71 w

          This is too bad justice should be done

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          • walter lungayi

            71 w

            This is so devastating. RIP. Justice must be done to this activist.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              71 w

              Oh my God!!! This is really sad, Climate justice must be enhanced, this must not go unpunished

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              • Munene Mugambi

                71 w

                Oil should not get us killing each other. Very despicable

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  71 w

                  Sad! Sad!. Thats inhuman

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                  • Phillip Matavu

                    71 w

                    Man has done alot of damaged to mother Earth 🌎

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      71 w

                      This is dis-heartening. Justice will be delivered by the planet earth one day.

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