Urgent Action: Several indigenous organizations threatened in Colombia

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) reported that several threatening pamphlets against indigenous organizations defending human rights were found on the streets and railroad tracks of the municipality of Uribia in the department of La Guajira, north of Colombia.

Please write immediately in Spanish, or your own language, to the Colombian authorities:
◼ Urging them to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the threats against these indigenous
human rights organizations, and bring all those found responsible to justice;
◼ Urging them to fully and immediately implement the collective Prevention and Protection Plan for this indigenous
organizations, taking into account the previous consultation about the measures;
◼ Demanding them to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the threats and attacks
faced by human rights defenders in the context of their work in defence of human rights guarantees for Wayuu
Indigenous People in La Guajira.
 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 23 NOVEMBER 2018 TO:
Attorney General
Nestor Humberto Martinez
Fiscal General de Colombia
Diagonal 22B No. 52-01
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Email: contacto@fiscalia.gov.co, denuncie@fiscalia.gov.co, despacho.fiscal@fiscalia.gov.co
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Ministry of Interior
Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez
Ministra del Interior
Calle 12 B No. 8 – 46
Bogotá D.C, Colombia
E-mail: servicioalciudadano@mininterior.gov.co
Salutation: Dear Minister
 

And copies to:
Defensoría del Pueblo
Carlos Negret
Carrera 9 Núm.16 – 21
Bogotá D. C., Colombia
Email: asuntosdefensor@defensoria.gov.co
Salutation: Dear Ombudsperson

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR MOHAMMED ABDALLA ALI ELTOM Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan, 3 Cleveland Row St James’s SW1A 1DD, 020 7839 8080, info@sudan-embassy.co.uk

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

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