Massar Ba

Massar Ba, a prominent human rights defender who fought for the rights of the Senegalese community in Argentina, died yesterday (March 25 2016), in the Ramos Mejía Hospital in Buenos Aires, after being found on the street with serious injuries on the early hours of Monday.

Massar Ba had been battling for the inclusion of the Senegalese community, the promotion of its culture, the defence of the rights of migrants and the end to any form of discrimination, racism, institutional violence and mistreatment affecting members of the Senegalese-Argentine community.

He was loved by all his comrades for being with them every time the police beat them, raided their homes, harassed or jailed them, stopping them from working on the streets to sell things and stealing their goods.

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Department/Province/State:Buenos Aires

Nickname:no information



Date of Killing:07/03/2016

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Social leader

Organisation:Asociation of Senegaleses in Argentina

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

Sector Detail:Afro Descendant Rights, Freedom of Expression, Minority Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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