10/12/2018

Urgent Action: Several Indigenous Organizations Threatened (Colombia: UA 182.18)


The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) reported that several threatening pamphlets against indigenous organizations defending human rights were found on the streets and railroad tracks of the municipality of Uribia in the department of La Guajira, north of Colombia.

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The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) reported that several threatening pamphlets against indigenous organizations defending human rights were found on the streets and railroad tracks of the municipality of Uribia in the department of La Guajira, north of Colombia.

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

  • Urging them to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the threats against these indigenous human rights organizations, and bring all those found responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to fully and immediately implement the collective Prevention and Protection Plan for this indigenous organizations, taking into account the previous consultation about the measures;
  • Demanding them to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the threats and attacks faced by human rights defenders in the context of their work in defence of human rights guarantees for Wayuu Indigenous People in La Guajira.

Contact these two officials by 23 November 2018:

Attorney General, Nestor Humberto Martinez
Fiscal General de Colombia

Diagonal 22B No. 52-01
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Email: [email protected],
[email protected],
[email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

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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