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Peru: Trumped up Criminal Charge Against Human Rights Lawyer Mr. Jhon Kennedy Vega CarrascalLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
Addressing the matter quickly and fairly is the only positive course of action.
(SALEM) - An attorney in Peru who is a noted human rights defender, is facing up to fifteen years in prison for an act he did not have anything to do with.
As our Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes explains to Sr Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Repúblic of Perú in his letter below, the criminal charge against Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascal is solely motivated by his peaceful and legitimate activities in the defence of human rights, particularly his efforts to advise people facing forced eviction of their rights.
International laws protect people from this type of government retaliation and also against the forced evacuations of communities that Mr. Carrascal was speaking out over in the first place.
There are new discussions taking place worldwide about how to bring problems like this under arrest and we hope the Peruvian President is moved by the appeal of human rights activists like Mr. Gomes because stories of this nature reflect terribly on a nation when it comes to things like tourism and economic welfare.
Obviously there are always one or more parties that stand to financially benefit from land seizures such as the one this attorney was protesting. Addressing the matter quickly and fairly is the only positive course of action.
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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