November 30, 2015

Mexico: Protect Fray Aurelio Montero Vásquez and Fray Tomás González (UA 268/15)




A migrants’ rights defender received a series of threatening phone calls from an individual claiming to be part of a major drug cartel who threatened him with extortion. The defender and his colleagues from a migrants shelter in Tabasco state, south east Mexico, had been recently working on a number of cases of mass kidnappings and sexual violence of migrants in the region. 
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a prompt, full and impartial investigation into the threats against Fray Aurelio Montero Vasquez and other members of La 72, and that those responsible are brought to justice;
  • Urging the authorities to immediately improve the protection provided to the La 72 migrants shelter and the surrounding area in Tenosique in relation to the wave of crimes reported by the shelter.
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 268/15” 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.