01/31/2018

Urgent Action: At Least 14 People Killed During A Party (Brazil: UA 20.18)


At least 14 people were shot dead and other nine were injured while enjoying a party in Cajazeiras, in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará state, on 27 January. Most of the victims were young, between 15 and 24 years old. An independent investigation into the killings must be carried out promptly, including determining any involvement by state agents.

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At least 14 people were shot dead and other nine were injured while enjoying a party in Cajazeiras, in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará state, on 27 January. Most of the victims were young, between 15 and 24 years old. An independent investigation into the killings must be carried out promptly, including determining any involvement by state agents.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities of Ceará state to ensure a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances of the killings of at least 14 people in the neighborhood of Cajazeiras, to make the results public and bring those suspected of criminal responsibility to justice in fair trials;
  • Urging them to take all appropriate measures to guarantee effective assistance to the families of the victims of the killings, including psychosocial support and legal counseling;
  • Urging the authorities to provide immediate protection to the witnesses of the fatal shootings, in order to prevent any sort of intimidation or threats.

Contact these two officials by 14 March, 2018:

Governor of Ceará state
Camilo Santana
Palácio da Abolição – Av. Barão de Studart, 505 – Meireles, Fortaleza – Ce – CEP: 60.120-000, Brasil
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Governor

Ambassador Sergio Silva do Amaral, Embassy of Brazil
3006 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 238 2700 I Fax: 1 202 238 2827
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @BrazilinUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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