Urgent Action: Two activists killed among escalating violence

On 17 January, unidentified armed men attacked demonstrators in Amatán, Chiapas state, southern Mexico. Noé Jiménez Pablo and José Santiago Gómez Álvarez, two economic, social and cultural rights activists and members of the Independent Regional Campesino Movement (MOCRI - Movimiento Campesino Regional Independiente), were taken and deprived of their liberty by the armed men. The following day, their wounded death bodies appeared in a local dumpster. In reaction to this attack, the government took measures like sending few law enforcement officials, but members of the community fear further attacks and that these measures are insufficient to protect them.

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


Minister of Interior 
Olga Sánchez Cordero
Calle Abraham González No. 48
Col. Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
Ciudad de México, C.P. 06600, MÉXICO
@SEGOB_mx and @M_OlgaSCordero 
Salutation: Dear Minister

And copies to: 

Governor of Chiapas
Rutilio Escandón Cadenas  
Palacio de Gobierno, 1er. Piso, 
Centro, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 
Chiapas, C.P. 29000  
Twitter: @gubernaturachis 
Salutation: Dear Governor / Estimado Señor Gobernador 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR JULIÁN VENTURA, Head of Mission Embassy of Mexico, 16 St. George Street, London, W1S 1FD Phone: 020 7499 8586 E-Mail: mexuk@sre.gob.mx  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embamex-Reino-Unido/197866996938638 twitter: @Embamexru Salutation: Your Excellency
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