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Invitation to the human rights campaign in Berlin (22.6.)

Maasai in Tanzania are displaced and injured

For several weeks, Tanzanian security forces in Loliondo in the Ngorongoro district have been forcibly expelling the Maasai from their homeland. 31 people are said to have been injured and one person killed. According to the United Nations, between 700 and 800 security forces - police, rangers, military and others - came to Loliondo on June 7 and 8 to prepare for the eviction of the Maasai from a territory of about 1,500 square kilometers. The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) demands an immediate stop to the expulsion of the Maasai. That is why we are organizing a human rights campaign in front of the Tanzanian embassy in Berlin, to which we cordially invite you:

on Wednesday 22 June 2022
from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m
in front of the tanzanian embassy,
Eschenallee 11 in 14050 Berlin

The reason for the evictions is a game reserve that is to be created in the area. It is to be used for luxury tourism as well as trophy hunting. There have been threats for months. If the current plans are implemented, it is estimated that around 70,000 Maasai and around 200,000 livestock will be displaced from their land. Thousands of Maasai have already protested against the violent evictions and campaigned for their rights. Apart from the obvious human rights violations in this case, such as violations of Articles 3, 12 and 13 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, compliance with the so-called FPIC (“free, prior, informed consent”) is also broken. Unfortunately, indigenous people are repeatedly expelled or even murdered due to alleged nature conservation projects.

Contact: Nadja Grossenbacher, Officer for the Genocide Convention and the Responsibility to Protect Email: