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Urgent Action update: Lawyer at risk for defending indigenous people in Chile

Lawyer Karina Riquelme was again intimidated by Chilean police intelligence agents several times because of her work as a defender of Mapuche Indigenous people rights. She fears for her personal security and feels intimidated.

Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
◼ Urging the Chilean authorities to ensure that Karina Riquelme can freely and safely carry out her work as a lawyer and a defender of the Mapuche Indigenous People, in consultation with her and in accordance with her wishes and consent;
◼ Urging the police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office not to interfere with the free exercise of legal activities as per the Supreme Court decision 7641-2016.

Interior and Public Security Minister
Sr. Andrés Chadwick Piñera
Palacio de La Moneda S/N
Santiago, Chile
Twitter: @min_interior
Email: or
Salutation: Dear Minister

Director of the Chilean National Police
Hermes Soto
Av. Bernardo O’Higgins 1196
Santiago, Chile
Twitter: @Carabdechile
Salutation: Dear Director

And copies to:
Claro Solar 780
Temuco, Chile
FB: cidsuraraucania

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR ROLANDO DRAGO, Embassy of Chile, 37-41 Old Queen Street SW1H 9JA, 020 7222 2361, Fax 020 7222 0861,,

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date. This is the first update of UA 134/18. Further information:

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