Acción Urgente: Solicitamos la protección de Gustavo Castro, herido durante el asesinato de Berta Cáceres

Urgent action: protection for Gustavo Castro Soto, witness of Berta Cáceres murder

accion_urgente

Esta acción urgente que pide protección para Gustavo Castro Soto, testigo del asesinato de la activista hondureña Berta Cáceres, se puede enviar a las siguientes autoridades -ver abajo (o también puede participar de la acción urgente entrando a este enlace y completando el formulario, al final de la carta).

Se trata de un modelo de carta que cada persona u organización puede adaptar o copiar tal cual.

 

Sr. Presidente de Hoduras Juan Orlando Hernández  (Twitter: @PresidenciadeHN)

Sr. Embajador José Mariano Castillo -Embajador de Honduras en México <emhonmex@gmail.com>

Sra. Embajadora Dolores Jiménez Hernández -Embajadora de México en Honduras <embhonduras@sre.gob.mx>

URGENTE

A la Embajada de Honduras en Mexico
Al Consulado Mexicano en Honduras
A la Comisión Interamerciana de Derechos Humanos

Durante la madrugada de hoy 3 de marzo del 2016, personas armadas y con lujo de violencia irrumpieron en la vivienda y asesinaron a la compañera hondureña Berta Cáceres, fundadora del COPINH, en el sector “La Esperanza”, departamento del Intibucá al sur-occidente de Honduras.

En los hechos fue herido nuestro compañero Gustavo Castro Soto, mexicano e integrante de la Organización Otros Mundos Chiapas/Amigos de La Tierra México, la Red Mexicana de Afectados por la Minería (REMA) y el Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo Extractivo Minero (M4), de tal suerte que logró sobrevivir y con ello convertirse en un actor clave para las investigaciones que esclarezcan el asesinato de nuestra compañera Berta.

Tanto Berta como Gustavo son dos personas de reconocida lucha social y ambiental a nivel internacional, lo que muestra la coherencia de su vida dedicada a la defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y campesinos, a quienes han acompañado en sus procesos de resistencias para que de forma organizada y pacífica, eviten que el proyecto neoliberal de los gobiernos regionales se apropien del territorio mesoamericano, a través de sus proyectos extractivos de muerte.

En el contexto del terrible asesinato de la querida Berta Cáceres, solicitamos al Gobierno de Honduras su pronta atención, intervención y seguimiento a este lamentable y gravísimo suceso en la vida del pueblo hondureño. Requerimos proporcione todas las medidas jurídicas y políticas posibles que garanticen protección inmediata a nuestro compañero Gustavo Castro para que, una vez que haya brindado su declaración ante el Estado Hondureño, pueda regresar sin contratiempos a México.

En estos momentos es fundamental garantizar la protección y la vida de nuestro compañero Gustavo Castro por el relevante papel que su vivencia adquirió en este lamentable asesinato.

Así mismo se garantice la seguridad de todos los miembros de la Coordinadora General del concejo cívico de organizaciones Populares e Indígenas (COPINH).

Atentamente,

Su firma aquí

 

 

As detailed in a 2015 report from Global Witness, Honduras is the most dangerous country in the world for environmental activists.

Urgent action alert : we are asking for protection for Gustavo Castro Soto,  who witnessed the assassination of Berta Cáceres last night & was injured himself. He is now giving his testimony to the authorities. It’s not clear if, once he is finished, they will liberate or hold him. This petition demands Gustavo’s immediate protection and that he will be free to safely return home to Mexico.

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE! In this link you can sign on just by filling a formular: http://movimientom4.org/2016/03/urgent-action-we-urge-immediate-protection-for-gustavo-castro-injured-during-the-assassination-of-berta-caceres/

Gustavo Castro is mexican and an activist against mining and extractivism in México, and is part of Otros Mundos-Other Worlds/Amigos de la Tierra Chiapas, Mexico. He is also a member of the mexican Network against Mining REMA, and from YLNM member Movimiento Mesoamericano en contra de Modelo Extractivo Minero or M4 Movement.

If you want to send your own letter, here is a model.

The letter can be sent to the following authorities.

Sr. Presidente de Hoduras Juan Orlando Hernández  (Twitter @PresidenciadeHN)

Sr. Embajador José Mariano Castillo -Embajador de Honduras en México <emhonmex@gmail.com>

Sra. Embajadora Dolores Jiménez Hernández -Embajadora de México en Honduras <embhonduras@sre.gob.mx>

URGENTE

Embassy of Honduras in Mexico
Mexican Consulate in Honduras
Inter American Commission on Human Rights

Early this morning, March 3, 2016, armed individuals forcibly entered and assassinated Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, founder of COPINH, in her home in La Esperanza, department of Intibucá in southwestern Honduras.

Our friend and colleague Gustavo Castro Soto was injured during the attack. Gustavo is Mexican and a member of the organization Otros Mundos Chiapas/Friends of the Earth-Mexico, the Mexican Network of Mining-Affected Peoples and the Mesoamerican Movement against the Extractive Mining Model (M4). Gustavo survived the attack and has become a key actor in the investigation into the murder of our friend Berta.

Berta and Gustavo are two people known for their role in international social and environmental struggles, evidence of their dedication to defending the rights of Indigenous and campesino peoples, who have accompanied processes of organized and peaceful resistance to prevent territories within Mesoamerica from being appropriated by regional governments at the service of the neoliberal project being implemented through extractivist projects, considered projects of death.

In the context of the terrible assassination of the much loved Berta Cáceres, we call on the government of Honduras to pay immediate attention, to intervene, and to follow up on this devastating moment for the Honduran people. We also call for all legal and political measures possible to guarantee the immediate protection of our friend and colleague Gustavo Castro so that, once he has given his testimony to the Honduran state, he can safely return to Mexico.

Right now, it is fundamentally important to guarantee the life of our colleague Gustavo Castro given the risk he faces a key witness to this horrible assassination.

The security of all of the members of the Coordinating Group of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) must also be guaranteed.

(Your signature here)

 

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