TweetIn a landmark decision for environmental defenders in Peru, a Supreme Court ruling on 3 May 2017 marked an end of the trial for land invasion against human rights defender Máxima Acuña Atalaya.
#MaximaAcuna has prevailed in her struggle against criminalization! https://t.co/WaiaKEc6N7
— Alex Neve (@AlexNeveAmnesty) May 4, 2017What happened?
In August 2011, peasant farmer and human rights defender, Máxima Acuña Atalaya, and members of her family were accused of land invasion.
After almost five years of proceedings in relation to the unfounded criminal charges of land invasion, the Supreme Court of Justice has ruled that there was no reason to pursue the groundless trial of Máxima.