April 6, 2017

Urgent Action: Human Rights Defenders Of Water At Risk (Chile: UA 82.17)


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Members of the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and Access to Water are facing death threats because of their work defending the right to water in Petorca Province, central Chile.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the authorities to provide protection measures to Rodrigo Mundaca Cabrera, Verónica del Carmen Vilches Olivares and other members of the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and Access to Water, in consultation with them and in accordance with their wishes;
  • Calling on them to initiate prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into the threats made against members of the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and for the Access to Water, make the results public and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to publicly recognize the important and legitimate work of human rights defenders working to promote the right to water.
Contact these two officials by 17 May, 2017:
Minister of Interior and Public Security
Mario Fernández Baeza
Palacio de La Moneda, 
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @min_interior
Salutation: Dear Minister/ Estimado Señor Ministro
 
Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, Embassy of the Republic of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Tel: 202 785 1746 
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION 
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