Urgent Action update: Indigenous human rights defenders at risk
Armed men abducted Mexican Indigenous human rights defenders, Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro on 12 February 2019. Their captors released them on 16 February amidst an increasing national and international outcry over their disappearance. They continue doing their human rights work and continue at risk, while their attackers are at large. Both HRDs are members of the Organization of Indigenous Mepha'a People (OPIM, Organización del Pueblo Indígena Mepha'a). Obtilia Eugenio is also an elected member of the Indigenous Municipal Council of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state, in southern Mexico. The authorities must implement protection measures on their behalf, investigate the attack they suffered, and bring those responsible to justice.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 3 APRIL 2019
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, Cuauhtémoc
Ciudad de México, C.P. 06600
Twitter: @SEGOB_mx @M_OlgaSCordero
Salutation: Dear Minister
And copies to:
Gobernador Constitucional del estado de Guerrero
Héctor Astudillo Flores
Boulevard René Juárez Cisneros 62,
Cd. de los servicios,
Chilpancingo de los Bravo, C.P 39074
Estado de Guerrero, México
Twitter: @HectorAstudillo @Gob_Guerrero
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embamex-Reino-Unido/197866996938638 twitter: @Embamexru Salutation: Your Excellency
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.