Text of on-line petition to ensure the safety and proper investigation of threats against Refaeli Maldonado

Fiscal General de la República
Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández
Ministerio Público
Gerona, Ciudad de Guatemala
Ciudad de Guatemala, 01001

Dear Attorney General,

I am deeply concerned about the case of Rafael Maldonado. The anonymous threats against Rafael are escalating due to his activities that support human rights and environmental protection. He has participated in the dispute against the REPSA company, as well as the San Rafael Las Flores Escobal mine. I believe that the anonymous attacks are related with Rafael's activities against these organizations.

I ask you for immediate, thorough, independent, and impartial investigation of all threats directed against Rafael Maldonado. I ask you to take immediate steps to ensure Rafael's full and appropriate protection, and to eliminate any and all restrictions towards his work in securing human rights.