October 27, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Risk Of Forced Displacement In Chocó (Colombia: UA 178.17)


Aulio Isarama Forastero, Indigenous governor of the Catru Dubaza Ancoso reservation in Alto Baudó, Chocó department, was killed by armed men, allegedly members of the National Liberation Army (Ejército De Liberación Nacional, ELN). The community is at risk of forced displacement following this violence.

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Aulio Isarama Forastero, Indigenous governor of the Catru Dubaza Ancoso reservation in Alto Baudó, Chocó department, was killed by armed men, allegedly members of the National Liberation Army (Ejército De Liberación Nacional, ELN). The community is at risk of forced displacement following this violence.

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

  • Calling for a comprehensive state presence in the municipality of Alto Baudó which guarantees the right to life, physical integrity and security of the Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in zones at risk due to the presence of armed groups;
  • Demanding individual and collective protection measures which guarantee the life and physical integrity of Indigenous and Afro-descendant leaders and human rights defenders, in consultation with them and in accordance with their wishes;
  • Requesting a comprehensive response from the government in relation to their plans for prevention and protection of Indigenous communities who are displaced or at risk of displacement, in compliance with the ruling of Constitutional Court Order 004 of 2009.

Contact these two officials by 7 December, 2017:

President
Juan Manuel Santos
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mr. President

Ambassador Camilo Reyes
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

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 178.17
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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