August 11, 2015

Ecuador: Protect Paulina Muñoz Samaniego (UA 178/15)




Human rights defender Paulina Muñoz Samaniego has been subjected to an intimidation campaign which she believes is related to her work with Ecuador Decide, a platform of civil society organizations which oppose the Free Trade Agreement between Ecuador and the European Union. She and other members of Ecuador Decide may be at risk. 
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Express concern for the safety of Paulina Muñoz Samaniego, calling on the authorities to put in place protection measures for her in strict accordance with her wishes;
  • Urging them to investigate, fully and impartially, the complaint made by Paulina Muñoz Samaniego and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Reminding them that states have the responsibility to protect human rights defenders and create the conditions necessary to ensure that they can carry out their legitimate activities without any unfair restrictions or fear of reprisals, as established in the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
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 178/15” 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.