Arrests in murder of turtle conservationist

Costa Rica

On the eve of the two-month anniversary of the murder of Costa Rican turtle conservationist Jairo Mora, green groups in eight countries were planning protests to draw attention to the lack of arrests in his case. The same night, agents from Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) were gearing up for a 5 a.m. raid on six locations scattered across the country’s Caribbean coast. On July 31, OIJ agents arrested eight suspects allegedly linked to the murder of the 26-year-old, who was found bound, naked and facedown in the sand of Moín Beach, on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. That’s where he gathered turtle eggs in order to incubate them out of reach of poachers. Mora and three foreign volunteers were kidnapped... [Log in to read more]

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