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Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest

 José Isidro Tendetza Antún.

José Isidro Tendetza Antún.

Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún missing since 28 November

Activists believe death linked to opposition to state-Chinese mine project

by Jonathan Watts and Dan Collyns, The Guardian, Dec 6, 2014

The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima.

The killing highlights the violence and harassment facing environmental activists in Ecuador, following the confiscation last week of a bus carrying climate campaigners who planned to denounce president Rafael Correa at the United Nations conference.

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