05/07/2018

Urgent Action: Clampdown on Free Expression (Puerto Rico: 87.18)


Puerto Rico authorities responded violently to demonstrations on 1 May by repressing protesters and violating their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. With more demonstrations planned, peaceful protesters are at risk of further human rights violations.

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Puerto Rico authorities responded violently to demonstrations on 1 May by repressing protesters and violating their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. With more demonstrations planned, peaceful protesters are at risk of further human rights violations.

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

  • Calling on the Governor to immediately guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • Calling on the authorities to make public as soon as possible the findings of the court ordered investigation into the 1 May demonstrations, and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Urging the authorities to engage in dialogue with civil society actors to ensure police protocols and public order regulations comply with international human rights standards.

Contact these two officials by 15 June, 2018:
Governor of Puerto Rico
Ricardo Rosselló Nevares
La Fortaleza, PO Box 9020082
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-0082
Fax: +1 (787) 723-3287
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rrossello
Twitter: @ricardorossello
Salutation: Dear Governor

Secretary of the Department of Public Safety
Héctor M. Pesquera
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @DSPnoticias
Salutation: Dear Secretary

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 87.18

Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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