06/05/2018

Urgent Action Update: INDIGENOUS LEADER HEALTH AND LIFE BACK AT RISK (Chile: UA 75.18)


Mapuche Indigenous spiritual leader Machi Celestino Córdova, imprisoned since 2014 in Temuco, central Chile, renewed a hunger strike on Thursday 31 May 2018, after authorities continued denying him access to his ceremonial altar. 

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Mapuche Indigenous spiritual leader Machi Celestino Córdova, imprisoned since 2014 in Temuco, central Chile, renewed a hunger strike on Thursday 31 May 2018, after authorities continued denying him access to his ceremonial altar.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to allow Machi Celestino Córdova to visit his rewe for the 48-hours he requires, to ensure that his right to observe his spiritual beliefs, cultural traditions and customs is protected;
  • Calling on them to review his prison conditions to further facilitate him and other imprisoned Mapuche people the right to live according to their beliefs, customs and culture while they are imprisoned;
  • Calling on them to ensure that any and all medical treatment provided to Machi Celestino Córdova is done with his informed consent and wishes, and that no unwanted treatment or force feeding is executed that may amount to torture and other ill treatment.

Contact these two officials by July 16, 2018:

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Hernán Larraín Fernández
Morandé 107
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Phone/Fax: +56 (2) 2674 3100
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés,
Embassy of the Republic of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202 785 1746
Fax: 202 887 5579
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 75.18
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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