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Dec 11, 2023
Group calls for halt to Coastal GasLink pipeline construction and use following 2023 research mission
Amnesty International is calling for an immediate halt to construction and use of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the withdrawal of police and private security forces from Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C., citing what it considers ongoing human rights violations against activists resisting construction.
In a report released Monday, the global human rights group describes “the years-long campaign of violence, harassment, discrimination, and dispossession” Wet’suwet’en members and their allies faced while fighting the project.
“What we learned and uncovered is really, really concerning,” said Melak Mengistab Gebresilassie, Amnesty’s corporate accountability and climate justice campaigner in Canada.