Letters BTS has signed

Open Letter: Canada Needs to Break its Silence in the Wake of Reversals in the Rios Montt Genocide Case

December 16, 2013 The Honourable John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A Dear Minister Baird, We are writing to urge the Canadian government to take a stance on the ongoing case against Mr José Efraín Rios Montt, former military head of state [...]

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Urgent Action: Jorge López Sologaitoa

Needed: Immediate support for the security of Mr. Jorge López Sologaitoa, a noted human rights defender and director of OASIS, and for the security of participants in the XIII Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity Pride Parade that will be held this Saturday, June 29, beginning at 2 pm in Guatemala City, There is particular concern given [...]

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Take Action: Demand Guatemalan Authorities Halt Criminalization and Persecution of Political Prisoner, Rubén Herrera

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6497/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=13678 Since Friday, March 15, human rights defender and member of the Departmental Assembly of Huehuetenango for the Defense of Natural Resources (ADH), Rubén Herrera, has been unjustly imprisoned for alleged crimes committed in relation to community resistance of the Cambalam hydroelectric dam, operated by Hidro Santa Cruz. Citing 12 charges, including kidnapping and terrorism, [...]

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Strengthening the “Instancia”

BTS signs on to a letter directed to the President of Guatemala, with copies sent appropriate ministries and governmental institutions, whereby the international community expresses its concern over the increase of attacks against human rights defenders – particularly among which those who work in favour of indigenous rights and a healthy environment. The letter urges the government [...]

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