Cesar Carreon

Despite limited information, it is reported that Cesar Carreon, a farmer activist from Mexico, Pampanga, The Philippines, was abducted and later violently murdered by alleged state actors, on the 17 of October 2018.

Carreon was a member of Anakpawis Mexico Pampanga, a movement that seeks agrarian reform, redistribution of land for landless peasants, increase wage and conditions for laborers and work and is, overall, pro-peasant in its representation.

Carreon’s death sadly illustrates the dangers of rights defenders such as Carreon and the violent opposition they face within a climate of impunity within the Philippines.


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Region:Asia Pacific

Country:The Philippines

Department/Province/State:Pampanga

Sex1:Male

Age:41

Date of Killing:17/10/2018

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:Member of Anakpawis Mexico Pampanga

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Association, Land Rights, Peasant communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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