March 15, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Trial Ongoing Against Indigenous Defenders (Argentina: UA 58/17)


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Despite the fact that the oral trial scheduled for 20 March against three members of the Chañaral Wichí Indigenous community for defending their territory was suspended, the legal proceedings which violate their right to defence and access to justice remain open.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the authorities to adopt the measures necessary to guarantee due process and access to justice, and particularly the right to defence of Martín Acosta, Dalmacio Acosta y Demetrio Campos;
  • Calling on them to propose an in-depth solution to the Chañaral Wichí community’s land claim and grant collective ownership titles to the territory.
Contact these two officials by 8 May, 2017

Governor of Salta Province
Juan Manuel Urtubey
Av. Los Incas s/n, Centro Cívico Grand Bourg, Provincia de Salta, Argentina
Fax. +54 0387 – 4324000
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @UrtubeyJM
Salutation: Dear Governor / Sr. Gobernador

Ambassador Martin Lousteau
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: (202) 238-6400 -OR- (202) 238-6401 I  Fax: (202) 332-3171  Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Here's why it is so important to report your actions: we record the number and types of actions taken—letters, emails, calls and tweets—on each case and use that information in our advocacy.

Either email [email protected] with “UA 58/17” in the subject line or click this link.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
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CONTACT US: [email protected]

 
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