• Urgent Action


April 29, 2023

  1. Please take action as-soon-as possible. This Urgent Action expires on 14 June, 2023.
  2. Write a letter in your own words or using the sample below as a guide to one or both government officials listed. You can also email, fax, call or Tweet them.
  3. Click here to let us know the actions you took on Urgent Action 43.23. It’s important to report because we share the total number with the officials we are trying to persuade and the people we are trying to help.
Gustavo Petro President of Colombia Carrera 8 # 7-26 Palacio de Nariño CP 111711 Bogotá, Colombia Email: [email protected]
Ambassador of Colombia to the United States Luis Gilberto Murillo Urrutia The Embassy of Colombia 1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 387-8338 Email: [email protected]

Dear Mr. Gustavo Petro I am writing to express concern for the safety of the members of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS), an organization committed to the defence, promotion, and protection of human rights in the Magdalena Medio region since 1987. In April, their members received at least 2 death threats and attacks, the latest on April 11th, when armed civilians attacked with weapons the staff members of CREDHOS that were accompanying an administrative police procedure in Barrancabermeja. On April 10th an explosive artefact was found five meters away from the office is CREDHOS We urge you to provide CREDHOS and its staff with effective individual and collective protection, articulating the action of the ministers of Defence, Justice, the Interior, the National Protection Unit, and the high Commissioner for Peace for this purpose. Yours sincerely, ADDITIONAL RESOURCES