December 7, 2015

Guatemala: Protect Rafael Maldonado (UA 279/15)




Rafael Maldonado of the Guatemalan Centre for Environmental, Social and Legal Action received a series of threats this week, the most recent in a pattern of threats and intimidation towards him. His organization has recently been involved in litigation regarding a number of mining operations and palm oil production in Guatemala.
1) Please write immediately in English, Spanish, or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to order an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the threats made against Rafael Maldonado and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to take immediate steps to provide full and appropriate protection to Rafael Maldonado, in accordance with his wishes;
  • Reminding them that human rights defenders have a right to carry out their activities without any unfair restrictions or fear of reprisals, as set out in the 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 279/15” 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.