August 24, 2015

Ecuador: Guarantee the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (UA 185/15)




Dozens of people have been injured, including police officers, amid clashes between the security forces and protestors in nationwide demonstrations in Ecuador. Many have been detained. As demonstrations continue there is a risk of more injuries and detentions.
1) Please write immediately in Spanish, English or your own language:
  • Acknowledging that while the state has a duty to maintain public order, it should never use excessive force and must guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
  • Ensure urgent measures are taken so security forces comply at all times with human rights standards on the use of progressive, selective and proportionate force when policing protests; 
  • Calling for prompt and impartial investigations into all allegations of excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions, and ill-treatment in police custody, and for those found responsible to be brought to justice
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 185/15" 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.