01/18/2018

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defenders Under Attack (Honduras: UA 271.17)


Violence against human rights defenders monitoring and denouncing the violent repression of protests in the aftermath of the presidential elections has increased, with defenders reporting a murder, smear campaigns, threats and intimidation against them.

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Violence against human rights defenders monitoring and denouncing the violent repression of protests in the aftermath of the presidential elections has increased, with defenders reporting a murder, smear campaigns, threats and intimidation against them.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to initiate a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the murder of Wilmer Paredes, and the injuries, threats, and smear campaigns reported by human rights defenders and organizations, to make the results public and bring those responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to take all appropriate measures to guarantee the safety of human rights defenders at risk, in accordance with their wishes.
  • Calling on them to publicly recognize the legitimate human rights work of human rights defenders in the country.

Contact these two officials by 1 March, 2018:

Attorney General
Señor Óscar Fernando Chinchilla
Ministerio Público
Lomas del Guijarro Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Email: [email protected] (with [email protected] in copy)
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Ambassador Marlon R.Tábora, Embassy of Honduras
3007 Tilden St. NW Suite 4M, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 966 2604 | Fax: 202 966 9751
Contact Form: goo.gl/9yuqCw
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 271.17
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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