12/07/2018

Urgent Action: Land Claimant Leader at Risk (Colombia: 207.18)


Enrique Cabezas, leader of the collective of Afro-descendent territory in Curvaradó (Chocó department, western Colombia), has received several threats in response to his work defending the ancestral territory and the right of the communities to not to be involved in the armed conflict.

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Enrique Cabezas, leader of the collective of Afro-descendent territory in Curvaradó (Chocó department, western Colombia), has received several threats in response to his work defending the ancestral territory and the right of the communities to not to be involved in the armed conflict.

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

  • Calling on them to implement, in consultation with Enrique Cabezas and the community in Curvaradó, an effective collective protection plan for their communities as they protect their right to land restitution.
  • Calling on them to ensure that the land restitution for Curvaradó communities is accomplished in an effective way and that territory is returned to its legitimate owners;
  • Requesting effective measures to guarantee the life and integrity of all people participating in the land restitution processes in the river basin of Curvaradó; and immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the attacks faced by human rights defenders in the region, including the persistence of paramilitary groups in the area.

Contact these two officials by 16 January 2019:

President of Colombia
Iván Duque
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26

Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @IvanDuque
Salutation: Dear President 

Ambassador Francisco Santos
Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 387 8338 I Fax: 202-232-8643
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ColombiaEmbUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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