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Urgent Action update: Indigenous rights defenders disappeared

On 12 February, Mexican Indigenous human rights defenders, Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro disappeared while traveling through Guerrero state, southwest Mexico. They were both members of the Organization of Indigenous Mepha'a People (OPIM, Organización del Pueblo Indígena Mepha'a). Since 2009, due to their human rights work, Obtilia Eugenio and other OPIM members have received several attacks and threats, including death threats. Obtilia Eugenio was recently elected member of the Indigenous Municipal Council of the Ayutla de los Libres town (Guerrero state). Their fate or whereabouts are unknown. Authorities must urgently search for them and bring those responsible to justice.

Take action.




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, MÉXICO
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 E-Mail:  Facebook: twitter: @Embamexru Salutation: Your Excellency

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

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