12/19/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Communities Attacked and at Risk (Venezuela: UA 210.18)


The Pemón Indigenous communities in the Canaima National Park (western Venezuela) were the target of a violent attack during a two-day military operation, for which there was no justification. The communities fear for their safety in the context of these operations and the militarization of their ancestral territory ordered by the national government.

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The Pemón Indigenous communities in the Canaima National Park (western Venezuela) were the target of a violent attack during a two-day military operation, for which there was no justification. The communities fear for their safety in the context of these operations and the militarization of their ancestral territory ordered by the national government.

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

  • Calling for a thorough, immediate and impartial investigation into the circumstances in which Charly Peñaloza was killed and other members of the Pemón Indigenous communities were injured, for the findings to be made public and for those responsible to be brought to justice;
  • Urging the authorities to take the necessary measures to guarantee the physical integrity of the Pemón Indigenous communities of the Canaima National Park and other areas where the Tepuy Protection Plan is being implemented, with the full participation of the Indigenous people of the area, respecting their traditional authorities and special jurisdiction, as established in national and international law.

Contact these two officials by 30 January, 2019:

Ministry of Popular Power for Internal Affairs and Justice
Néstor Luis Reverol
Esquina Platanal, Este 1, Av. Urdaneta, Caracas, Distrito Capital
Fax: +58 (0212) 5061111
Twitter: @MIJPVenezuela
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Charge d’Affaires a.i. Lissett Hernández, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
1099 30th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 202 342 2214 I Fax: 202 342 6820
Email:  [email protected]
Twitter: @VenezuelaInUS
Facebook: @VenezuelaInUS
Instagram: @venezuelainus
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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