January 27, 2016

Timor-Leste: Protect Yayasan HAK Members (UA 25/16)

Two members of Timor-Leste’s security forces visited the office of the human rights NGO Yayasan HAK on 26 January and the police has been harassing its Executive Director by telephone for organizing and participating in a peaceful demonstration. 
1) Please write immediately in English, Portuguese or your own language:
  • Calling on the Timor-Leste authorities to take immediate action to prevent further intimidation and harassment against staff at Yayasan HAK and to respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and association;
  • To remind them of their responsibility to protect human rights defenders and ensure they can carry out their legitimate activities without 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 25/16" 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.