Urgent Action update: Two relatives of environmental members killed in Colombia

On 22 September, two relatives of members of the Rios Vivos Movement were killed in Antioquia, Colombia. These killings come after several others of environmental human rights defenders, members of the same movement, affected by the environmental and human rights impact of the Hidrohituango dam construction.

Please write immediately in Spanish, or your own language, to the Colombian authorities:
◼ Urging them to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the people killed, taking into account their membership to MRVA and their relationship to MRVA members / former members; and bring all those found responsible to justice;
◼ Urging them to fully and immediately implement the collective Prevention and Protection Plan for MRVA members;
◼ Demanding them to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind the threats, killings and
attacks faced by human rights defenders in the context of the Hidroituango hydroelectric project.

Attorney General
Nestor Humberto Martinez
Fiscal General de Colombia
Diagonal 22B No. 52-01
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Email: contacto@fiscalia.gov.co, denuncie@fiscalia.gov.co, despacho.fiscal@fiscalia.gov.co
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

Ministry of Interior
Guillermo Rivera Flórez
Ministro del Interior
Calle 12 B No. 8 – 46
Bogotá D.C, Colombia
E-mail: servicioalciudadano@mininterior.gov.co
Salutation: Dear Minister

And copies to:
Gobernación de Antioquia
Calle 42B Número 52- 106
Medellín, Antioquia
Email: gobernaciondeantioquia@antioquia.gov. co

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR NESTOR OSORIO, Embassy of Colombia, 3 Hans Crescent SW1X 0LN, 020 7589 9177 / 020 7589 5037, Fax 020 7581 1829, clondres@cancilleria.gov.co, www.colombianembassy.co.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date. This is the second update of UA 88/18. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr23/8360/2018/en/

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