Urgent Action: Indigenous community at risk of eviction

The Tekoha Sauce Indigenous community in Paraguay are, once again, at risk of eviction from their ancestral territory due to legal action being taken against them by the Itaipú Binational (Paraguay-Brazil) Hydroelectric Plant. Both international human rights standards and the Paraguayan Constitution protect Indigenous peoples from eviction from their ancestral territories without their free, prior and informed consent. We call on the President of Paraguay to ensure that this Indigenous community is protected from forced eviction.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE IS NOW EXTENDED TO 10 OCTOBER 2019

 

Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:

 

Presidente de la República
Mario Abdo Benítez 
Presidencia de la República del Paraguay
Palacio de Gobierno, El Paraguayo Independiente 
entre O’leary y Ayolas, Asunción, Paraguay
Email: presidencia@presidencia.gov.py
Salutation: Dear Mr. President

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR GENARO VICENTE PAPPALARDO AYALA Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay 3rd Floor 344 Kensington High Street W14 8NS 020 7610 4180 Fax 020 7371 4297 embaparuk@paraguayembassy.co.uk embaparuk2@paraguayembassy.co.uk www.paraguayembassy.co.uk

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.
 

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