Urgent Action update: Lawyer of Xinca people still under threat
Lawyer Quelvin Jimenez reported that on 23 June a group of people, carrying small arms and machetes, disrupted a meeting of the Xinca Indigenous People authorities in Jumaytepeque, Santa Rosa (Southwest Guatemala). They verbally threatened and beat some of the participants. Quelvin escaped but was stopped by a vehicle where three people got out accusing him of attacking them. Police took them all to a municipal police station in Barberena. Hours later, he was released free of charges. We call on the Attorney’s office to investigate these attacks and guarantee Quelvin’s protection.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 28 AUGUST 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter in English or Spanish to:
Mrs. Consuelo Porras
Guatemala’s General Attorney
Salutation: Dear General Attorney
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR ACISCLO VALLADARES MOLINA Embassy of Guatemala 1st Floor & Suite1, 2nd Floor 105a Westbourne Grove W2 4UW 020 7221 1525 email@example.com
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.