June 26, 2015

Colombia: Protect Berenice Celeita (UA 140/15)

Colombian human rights defender Berenice Celeita was kept under surveillance by unidentified individuals after returning from a visit to the USA and Canada to expose human rights violations in Colombia.
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Expressing concern for the safety of Berenice Celeita and other members of NOMADESC and calling on the authorities to ensure protection measures for them in strict accordance with their wishes;
  • Urging the authorities to order full and impartial investigations into the incidents, publish the results and prosecute those responsible;
  • Reminding the authorities to fulfil their obligations to ensure human rights defenders can carry out their work without fear, as laid out in the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
2) For the full Urgent Action, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 140/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.