November 30, 2015

Colombia: Protect Danelly Estupiñán and Rocío del Pilar Segura (UA 269/15)




Two human rights defenders are in danger after receiving death threats, apparently from paramilitaries, in Colombia’s Pacific Coast city of Buenaventura, department of Valle del Cauca. 
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to take all measures deemed appropriate by Danelly Estupiñán and Rocío del Pilar Segura to guarantee their safety;
  • Calling on them to order full and impartial investigations into the threats against Danelly Estupiñán and Rocío del Pilar Segura, publish the results and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to take decisive action to dismantle paramilitary groups operating in the city and break any links with the security forces.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, 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 269/15” 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.