Vivencio Sahay

On the 23rd of November 2017, 53 year-year old, peasant leader Vivencio Sahay was gunned down by an unknown assailant in the region of Agusan del Norte in the Philippines.

Sahay was a chairperson of Unyon sa Mag-uuma sa Agusan del Norte, a local peasant organization affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas.

Sahay’s death occurred within a climate of state military aggression against union leaders and human rights defenders within the Philippines under the Duterte administration.


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Country:The Philippines

Department/Province/State:Agusan del Norte



Date of Killing:23/11/2017

Previous Threats:No

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:Unyon sa mga Mag-uuma sa Agusan del Norte (UMAN) – KMP

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

Sector Detail:Labour/Trade Union

More information:Front Line Defenders

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