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Anti-mining Activist Killed in El Salvador

June 20, 2011

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.

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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