09/26/2018

Urgent Action Update: Two Relatives of Environmental Members Killed (Colombia: UA 88.18)


On 22 September, two relatives of members of the Rios Vivos Movement were killed in Antioquia, Colombia. These killings come after several others of environmental human rights defenders, members of the same movement, affected by the environmental and human rights impact of the Hidrohituango dam construction.

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On 22 September, two relatives of members of the Rios Vivos Movement were killed in Antioquia, Colombia. These killings come after several others of environmental human rights defenders, members of the same movement, affected by the environmental and human rights impact of the Hidrohituango dam construction.

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 people killed, taking into account their membership to MRVA and their relationship to MRVA members / former members; and bring all those found responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to fully and immediately implement the collective Prevention and Protection Plan for MRVA members;
  • Demanding them to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the threats, killings and attacks faced by human rights defenders in the context of the Hidroituango hydroelectric project.

Contact these two officials by 7 November, 2018:

Attorney General
Nestor Humberto Martinez

Fiscal General de Colombia
Diagonal 22B No. 52-01
Bogotá, 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

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 88.18.
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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