José Carlos Jiménez Crisóstomo

On 5th April 2017, human rights defender  and indigenous community leader José Carlos Jiménez Crisóstomo was killed by armed police agents along with three other members of the indigenous community while they were taking part in a protest linked to disputed lands between Arantepacua and Capacuaro in Michoacán.

During the protest,  a large contingent of heavily armed police officers and soldiers arrived in the village and opened fire indiscriminately, killing three men and one minor: Santiago Crisanto Luna, José Carlos Jiménez Crisóstomo, Francisco Jiménez Alejandre and the minor, Luis Gustavo.

The community is claiming title to land in the areas of Arantepacua and Capacuar, consisting of 500 hectares of land. The dispute also centres on the issue of control of pine and oak forest resources, and logging opportunities.

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Date of Killing:05/04/2017

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Arantepacua Indigenous community

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Environmental Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Land Rights, Peasant Communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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