05/16/2018

Urgent Action Update: Yet Another Environmental Defender Killed (Colombia: UA 88.18)


In less than a week, two members of the Ríos Vivos (Living Rivers) Movement have been killed in Antioquia, Colombia. The lives of other Ríos Vivos members are at risk as they continue demonstrating against the Hidroituango hydroelectric project.

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In less than a week, two members of the Ríos Vivos (Living Rivers) Movement have been killed in Antioquia, Colombia. The lives of other Ríos Vivos members are at risk as they continue demonstrating against the Hidroituango hydroelectric project.

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

  • Requesting that authorities conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of Hugo Albeiro George Pérez and Luis Alberto Torres Montoya taking into account their roles defending the rights of those affected by the Hidroituango hydroelectric project, and that all those found responsible be brought to justice;
  • Calling for full and immediate implementation of the collective Prevention and Protection Plan for members of the Ríos Vivos Movement;
  • Demanding that they 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.

[ADDITIONAL EMAIL] Contact these two officials by 21 June, 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 Camilo Reyes, Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202 387 8338 I Fax: 202-232-8643
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 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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