March 23, 2017

Urgent Action: Paramilitary Invasion Of Humanitarian Zones (Colombia: UA 62/17)


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Inhabitants of the Jiguamiandó river basin have reported the presence of paramilitary groups in their territory. The increase in paramilitary activity in these humanitarian zones is putting the Indigenous and Afro-Colombian residents at risk.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling for a comprehensive response from the state to the reports from the communities of the Jiguamiandó river basin, ensuring that the boundaries of the humanitarian zones are respected, guaranteeing the safety of their residents and demanding that the presence of the authorities is strengthened at access points to the river;
  • Insisting that humanitarian zones must be respected and ensuring the safety of the leaders, in compliance with the provisions established in relation to victims in the Peace Agreement with the FARC, ensuring that acts of violence are not repeated in their communities and respecting their human rights;
  • Urging the authorities to take immediate action to break up paramilitary groups, in accordance with the commitments made by the government and recommendations from International Organizations
Contact these two officials by 3 May, 2017:
President
Juan Manuel Santos
President of Colombia
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President
 
Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón
Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.387.8338
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here's why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number and types of actions taken—letters, emails, calls and tweets—on each case and use that information in our advocacy. 
Either email [email protected] with “UA 62/17” in the subject line or click this link.
 
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