A few days ago, a number of community activists and trade unionists — members of the mine workers union — were arrested and, in one case, beaten, by security forces.
They were not brought before a judge, or charged, and some were released.
The arrests are connected to the local community’s struggle against Excellon, a Canadian company.
The union is demanding that any charges be dropped, and that the safety of the union members and community activists be guaranteed.
Please take a moment to send your message of protest — and spread the word: