At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP
At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP

Philippines is now world’s deadliest country for land rights activists

  • Nearly 300 farmers, indigenous people and land rights activists have been killed since Duterte took office in 2016
  • In 19 countries surveyed by Global Witness, mining was linked to 43 deaths

At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP
At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties. Photo: AFP
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