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Margaret Sekaggya

"I am concerned about the situation and challenges faced by defenders and activists defending the right to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, particularly those peacefully protesting against the Corrib Gas project in County Mayo....

I have received very serious allegations and some evidence of acts of intimidation, harassment and surveillance of those who oppose the Corrib Gas project, both by the part of the Garda Síochána (police) and the private security firm.  I have also received credible reports indicating the existence of a pattern of criminalization of what has mostly been a peaceful protest movement"

— UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya