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Urgent Action: Lawyer of Xinca people under threat

Quelvin Jimenez received death threats and continues to be targeted with smear campaigns, intimidations, and surveillance due to his activities defending the rights to land and territory of the Xinca People in the context of mining activities in the South of Guatemala. Latest threats include phone calls, the presence of an armed man near his home and an attempt of intimidation while he was going to his house on 6 May. We urge the public prosecutor’s office to carry out investigation into all the attacks and provide protection to Quelvin Jimenez.

Take action.




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


Guatemala’s General Attorney
Consuelo Porras
Email: (Mrs Porras’ private secretary)
Twitter: @MPguatemala
Salutation: Dear General Attorney


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ACISCLO VALLADARES MOLINA, Embassy of Guatemala, 1st Floor & Suite1, 2nd Floor, 105a Westbourne Grove W2 4UW, 020 7221 1525,

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

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