June 9, 2017

Urgent Action: Indigenous Defenders Attacked And At Risk (Guatemala: UA 135.17)


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Aura Lolita Chávez, a renowned Guatemalan human rights defender and Indigenous leader, and members of her organization the K’iche People’s Council (CPK) were threatened and attacked by unidentified armed men. The defenders are currently in hiding and fear for their lives. Guatemalan authorities must take action to protect them.

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

  • Calling on the Attorney General’s Office to promptly investigate the 7 June incidents reported by Aura Lolita Chávez and the CPK as well as their allegations of unidentified armed men in the K’iche people’s territory;
  • Calling on the Ministry of the Interior to promptly implement protection measures to guarantee the integrity of Aura Lolita Chávez and others CPK members in consultation and agreement with them.

Contact below official by 21 July, 2017:

Ambassador Gladys Marithza Ruiz de Vielman, Embassy of Guatemala
2220 R St. NW, Washington DC 20008
T: 202.745.4953 -OR- 202.745.3873
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: http://guatemalaembassyusa.org/la-embajada/contacta-con-nosotros/
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 135.17
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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