10/26/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous Environmental Rights Defender Killed (Mexico: UA 187.18)


Julián Carrillo was shot death on 24 October, after receiving several death threats for his work defending the territory of his Indigenous community in Mexico. He is the latest death in a series of killings, including several members of his family and Indigenous authorities. The community fears that other attacks could take place.

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Julián Carrillo was shot death on 24 October, after receiving several death threats for his work defending the territory of his Indigenous community in Mexico. He is the latest death in a series of killings, including several members of his family and Indigenous authorities. The community fears that other attacks could take place.

 

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

  • Urging them to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of Julián Carrillo’s killing, taking into account the possibility of the attack being in retaliation for his activities as an environmental, land and territory defender;
  • Calling them to take all measures to guarantee the safety of Julián Carrillo’s family members and the Coloradas de la Virgen community in accordance with their wishes and consent, including a prompt risk assement of the community;
  • Demanding them to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the threats, killings and attacks faced by human rights defenders in the Coloradas de la Virgen community.

Contact these two officials by 6 December 2018:

Governor of Chihuahua
Javier Corral Jurado
Av. Independencia 209

Zona Centro, 31000
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Fax: +52 614 429 3300 EXT 11100
Email: [email protected].gob.mx
Salutation: Dear Governor of Chihuahua/ Estimado Gobernador de Chihuahua

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez
Embassy of Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006

Phone: 202 728 1600
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @EmbamexEUA @GERONIMO__GF
Facebook: @EmbamexEUA
Instagram: @embamexeua
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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