Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) denounces and condemns the assassination of Sergio Rojas, an indigenous Costa Rican defender of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the Bribri of Salitre territory in southern Costa Rica.
- Friends of the Earth International
Throughout his life Sergio Rojas was unyielding in his fight for Indigenous Peoples’ autonomy and self-determination who took a stand against the land grabbers of communities’ territories.
Sergio was murdered on the night of Monday 18th March at his home, in the community of Yeri, where the defender of territorial rights was shot 15 times.
Hours before his assassination, together with other members of the indigenous community, he filed complaints with the…