Amnesty International petition

20 March 2016

We have received the following petition from Graham Minter at Amnesty regarding human rights and the Peruvian elections:

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Dear all,

Presidential elections will take place in Peru on 10 April. Human rights issues have so far been largely absent from the campaign debates and the candidates' programmes and statements. Amnesty has therefore written to all the candidates to express its concerns about the human rights situation in the country and urged them to commit in their electoral programmes to implementing a National Human Rights Plan that guarantees that everyone can exercise their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights without discrimination; to putting an end to impunity; and to prioritising protection of indigenous rights, the right to free expression and assembly without reprisals, and sexual and reproductive rights.

You and your group members can support this effort by adding your email addresses to the petition (which is in Spanish) on the AI Peru website here:
http://www.nomas.pe/en-estas-elecciones-exige-ddhh

You should only tick the box if you want to receive further communications from AI Peru.

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