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Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests

Headline Title:  Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests 17 July 2012 Ecuador’s judicial system is being used by the authorities to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to prevent them from protesting against projects that will affect their environment and lands, said Amnesty International in a new report today.The report ‘So that no one can demand anything’ Criminalizing the right to protest in Ecuador? explores the stories of 24 leaders targeted with what appear to be unfounded charges, arbitrary arrests and…

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