08/06/2018

Urgent Action: INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST SLANDERED AND STIGMATISED (Venezuela: UA 144.18)


Military official accuses Venezuelan Indigenous environmental rights defender Lisa Henrito of “treason” – on national television – due to her activism in the defence of the Pemón Indigenous People’s traditional territory.

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Military official accuses Venezuelan Indigenous environmental rights defender Lisa Henrito of “treason” – on national television – due to her activism in the defence of the Pemón Indigenous People’s traditional territory.

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

  • Ensure the safety of Lisa Henrito;
  • Ensure all human rights defenders in Venezuela can operate freely without fear of restrictions or reprisals;
  • Request that the authorities publicly acknowledge the importance and legitimacy of the work of all people who defend human rights in Venezuela, and refrain from using language that discredits, stigmatizes, insults, despises or discriminates against them.

Contact these two officials by 14 September, 2018:
Minister of the Interior and Justice
Néstor Reverol (Major General)

Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Interiores y Justicia
Esquina Platanal, Este 1, Av. Urdaneta
Caracas, Venezuela
Fax: +58 (0212) 5061111
Twitter: @MIJPVenezuela
Salutation: Dear Minister

Charge d’Affaires Carlos J. Ron,
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW,

Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 342 2214 / Fax: 1 202 342 6820  
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 144.18
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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