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Anti-mining Activist Killed in El Salvador

Anti-mining Activist Killed in El Salvador

The Goldman Environmental Foundation regrets to inform you that a colleague of 2011 winner Francisco Pineda, an activist from the Environmental Committee of Cabañas, has been killed. Juan Francisco Duran, a 30 year old university student, was last seen hanging anti-mining fliers on the night of June 2nd.  His body was found on June 14th buried in a mass grave. He appears to have died from a bullet wound to the head.  Fellow activists are asking for an investigation into his death.

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The Goldman Prize wishes to express their deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of Juan Francisco Duran.

For more information, please visit the link below:

http://voiceselsalvador.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/anti-mining-activist-juan-francisco-duran-found-dead-in-san-salvador/

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