December 11, 2015

Ecuador: Release the 21 Protesters (UA 285/15)

Twenty-one people among those detained during anti-government protests in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, have been sentenced following concerns of violations of their right to a fair trial. Amnesty International received reports during the protests of excessive use of force and clashes between the security forces and protestors, as well as arbitrary detentions. 
1) Please write immediately in Spanish, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to release the 21 people, unless they are tried in proceedings which meet international standards of fairness;
  • 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 and fair trial;
  • Calling for prompt and impartial investigations into all allegations of excessive use of force and arbitrary detentions, 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 285/15" 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.