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With 280 prisoners dead in Ecuador, UN experts call for urgent action

6 December 2021 UN News

Global perspective Human stories Human Rights

Following a series of riots which have left more than 280 inmates dead and hundreds injured in Ecuadorian prisons this year, UN independent human rights experts on Monday called for urgent government action to address the issue.

In a joint statement, the experts said they were “appalled and gravely concerned” by repeated riots that have resulted in the death of so many prisoners, and the “clear risk” of further incidents.


Did you know deadly toxic mercury pollution is documented in 2021 by Oxford University earth scientists to stay airborne up to one year?

~18 - 20 million artisanal miners all largely having undiagnosed mercury poisoning use mercury to amalgamate the gold which is vaporized at a high temperature to extract gold from ore in ~80 Countries which supply 20% of the world's gold used to make our jewellery, our iPads, iPhones, computers, and other electronics devices releasing 2,000 tonnes of mercury to our environment annually.

The morbid irony is the same mercury vaporized by artisanal miners is polluting the air we all breathe, contaminating our drinking water, polluting the Oceans we swim, poisoning the fish we consume causing health issues, and global biodiversity destruction.

December 17, 2020, UK Super Mega Rock Star @robbiewilliams reported he 'almost died’ from mercury poisoning over his seafood habit. He had the highest level of mercury in his body ever recorded in UK.

A Solution; the use of "manipueira" bitter cassava plant-based extract, an option to replace mercury used in ore processing.

There are 87 mercury amalgamation processing centers situated along one-square mile on the Calera and Amarillo riverbanks collectively responsible for the annual discharge of 1.9 million tonnes of acidic toxic tailings surface sludge waste.

This annual toxic pollutant is laden with 222 kg of mercury a deadly neurotoxin, 2,033 tonnes of cyanide, mercury-cyanide complexes, arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals which is poured directly into the rivers to empty 350 Km west into the Pacific Ocean poisoning the fish we consume, especially the tuna where mercury bioaccumulates the most.

These centers are responsible for the release of 303 kg of mercury to our atmosphere annually from vaporizing the gold-mercury amalgam to recover gold used for consumer gratification.


To make a sustainable change, we have initiated climate action in Ecuador’s Portovelo-Zaruma mining district 1,200 meters high up in the Amazon Andes.


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