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Spring 2020 - urgent human rights cases

April, May and June RRN case summaries at a glance

Summary of letters written by IRTF in response to urgent human rights abuses

On behalf of our 190 Rapid Response Network members, IRTF volunteers wrote and sent six letters each month to government officials in these countries, with copies to officials in the US. See the letters at or ask us to mail you hard copies.

By signing our names to these crucial letters, human rights crimes are brought to light, perpetrators are brought to justice, and lives are spared. Our solidarity is more important than ever. Together, our voices do make a difference.

Trends in Spring 2020 – April to June

targets: women’s rights activists, journalists, indigenous and Afro-descendant leaders, labor organizers and trade unionists (including agricultural unions), campesinos, environmental justice activists, farmers involved in the crop substitution program, and community and social leaders.
targets: campesino land rights defenders, journalists, and human rights defenders and lawyers.
targets: women’s rights activists, campesino land rights defenders, journalists, indigenous and Afro-indigenous social leaders, environmental justice leaders, and Covid-19 mutual aid response providers.
targets: women’s rights activists, journalists.