Help keep the victories for indigenous rights in Ecuador coming!

We wrote to you last week about an important victory: Ecuadorian environmental organization Acción Ecoloógica won its fight to remain open and carrying out its mission of environmental protection and indigenous rights defense. And we have even more good news to report today: Five Shuar detained on bogus charges have been freed for lack of evidence.But the indigenous movement is still under attack. The government has extended the state of emergency in Shuar territory, and Shuar federation leader Agustín Wachapá remains in jail. Leaders of Sarayaku, from a nearby province, are to be deposed by a local prosecutor this week for their actions to defend their territory and express solidarity with the Shuar.


International pressure has helped bring about the victories we’ve seen so far. Please take action to build upon the victories for indigenous rights and rainforest territories.