August 14, 2013

Venezuela: Guarantee the Safety of Víctor Martínez (UA 220/13)

Human rights defender Víctor Martínez and his family are still at risk as the protection measures granted to him are not being adequately implemented.
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to take all appropriate measures to guarantee the right to life and physical integrity of Víctor Martínez and his family, in accordance with their wishes;
  • Calling on them to order a full and impartial investigation into the 6 April attack against Víctor Martínez which appears to have been in reprisal for his work as a human rights defender;
  • Reminding them to fulfill their obligation to protect human rights defenders, as set out in the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 220/13" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent; 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.