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: gpulgarl@interior.gov.cl or plagos@interior.gov.cl
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
Email: centroidsur@gmail.com
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, embachile@embachile.co.uk, http://chileabroad.gov.cl/reino-unido

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date. This is the first update of UA 134/18. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr22/8791/2018/en/

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