Environmentalists mourn the death of human rights defender Golfrid Siregar

Environmental and human rights defender Golfrid Siregar tragically passed away on Sunday, October 6 2019, three days after being found unconscious with a severe head injury.

Golfrid was an active environmental advocate of WALHI North Sumatra, and a police investigation has been launched into the cause of his injuries.

We send our deepest condolences to Golfrid’s family and colleagues. He made a substantial contribution to the environmental movement in North Sumatra, seeking legal justice on behalf of forest-dependent communities, and his death is a tremendous loss.

Environmentalists mourn the death of human rights defender Golfrid Siregar

Zac Mills

An adult sumatran orangutan

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