Urgent Action: Indigenous Defenders Denied Right To Defense (Argentina: UA 58/17)

Urgent Action
March 15, 2017


On 20 March the oral trial against three members of the Chañaral Wichí Indigenous community for defending their territory will take place. These legal proceedings violate their right to defence and access to justice.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the authorities to adopt the measures necessary to guarantee due process and access to justice, and particularly the right to defence of Martín Acosta, Dalmacio Acosta y Demetrio Campos;
  • Calling on them to propose an in-depth solution to the Chañaral Wichí community’s land claim and grant collective ownership titles to the territory.
Contact these two officials by 26 April, 2017:
Governor of Salta Province
Juan Manuel Urtubey
Av. Los Incas s/n, Centro Cívico Grand Bourg, Provincia de Salta, Argentina
Fax. +54 0387 - 4324000
Twitter: @UrtubeyJM
Salutation: Dear Governor / Sr. Gobernador
Ambassador Martin Lousteau
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 238-6400 -OR- (202) 238-6401
Fax: (202) 332-3171
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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