Urgent Action: Indigenous community attacked by armed men
The Ysati Indigenous community in the district of Itakyry (department of Alto Paraná, southeast Paraguay) had their crops and six houses burned down and 55 people, of which 38 children, were displaced because of the violence. Community members are afraid that new attacks could take place and they are forced to flee. We urge the Attorney General to launch an immediate investigation on the attacks against the Ysati Indigenous community and to bring those responsible to justice.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5 JUNE.
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:
General Attorney of Paraguay
Sandra Raquel Quiñonez
Chile. Av. Ygatimi, Asunción
Fax: +59521 415 5000
Salutation: Dear General Attorney
And copies to:
National Insititute on Indigenous People
Ana María Allen Dávalos,
Don Bosco 745, Asunción
(021) 452 280
I urge you to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the indigenous communities affected by the latest events and a plan for autonomous community development. Furthermore, I ask you agility in the resolution of the territorial conflict in the area, respecting the consultation, participation and territorial rights of the indigenous communities affected by the systematic denial of rights.
Ministry of Interior
Juan Ernesto Villamayor
Chile 1002 e/ Manduvirá, Asunción
(021) 415 2000
I urge you to strictly safeguard the life, physical integrity and property of the Ysati Indigenous community.
President of Paraguay
Mario Abdo Benitez,
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
Palacio de Gobierno,
Paraguayo Independiente entre O'Leary y Ayolas
(595 21) 4140200
I urge you to publicly recognize the important and legitimate work of all territory defenders in Paraguay and to support the actions that are undertaken by the National Insititute on Indigenous People in the Ysati case.
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY Genaro Vicente Pappalardo Ayala, Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay, 3rd Floor 344 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NS 020 7610 4180 Fax 020 7371 4297 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.paraguayembassy.co.uk
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.