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May 17, 2017

Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender Harassed (Venezuela: UA 110.17)


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Authorities forcibly searched the home of human rights defender Ehisler Vásquez and prosecutors threatened to indict him when he requested information on the reason for the search. This potential criminalization would put his work to defend human rights at risk.

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

  • Reminding the authorities of their obligation to protect Ehisler Vásquez as a human rights defender, so that he can continue to carry out his legitimate work, and protect his family from any act of intimidation or harassment, respecting their rights at all times;
  • Requesting clarification of the grounds for the search and the reasons for the investigation, so that he can exercise his legitimate right to defence.

Contact these two officials by 27 June, 2017:

Ombudsperson
Dr. Tarek William Saab
Defensor del Pueblo
Av. Urdaneta – Frente a El Universal
Centro Financiero Latino, Piso 27
Caracas, Venezuela
Fax: +58 212 5077025
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ombudsman / Señor Defensor

Minister of Justice and the Interior
Minister Counselor of Political Affairs Carlos J. Ron, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
Fax: 1 202 342 6820
Phone: 1 202 342 2214
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

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