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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 27 MARCH 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, 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: 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.