May 1, 2017

Urgent Action: Bolivian Civil Society Center Under Threat (Bolivia: UA 99.17)


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The civil society organization Bolivian Documentation and Information Centre (CEDIB) reports being harassed, threatened, and evicted from its premises in Cochabamba, central Bolivia. This is a worrying sign of shrinking civic space in Bolivia and could mean the loss of decades of evidence related to human rights in the country.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the Minister of Education to ensure that the Dean and staff of the UMSS refrain from any actions that place CEDIB’s staff and archive at risk;
  • Calling on the Ombudsman and the Governor of Cochabamba to safeguard the integrity of CEDIB’s staff and archives and ensure that civil society organizations enjoy a safe environment to develop their activities.
Please contact these officials by 9 June, 2017:
Minister of Education
Roberto Aguilar Gómez
Avenida Arce Nro. 2147
La Paz, Bolivia
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @minedubol‏
Salutation: Dear Sir/ Estimado Señor
General Freddy Bersatti, Embassy of the Republic of Bolivia
3014 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: 1 202 232 8573 Fax: 1 202 328 3712
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

 

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