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USHRN requests United Nations de-escalation at Mauna Kea

Sep 7, 2019

Mauna Kea - UN Advocacy

BREAKING: This morning USHRN submitted formal communications to Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Chair Kirsten Carpenter, and Americas Desk at OHCHR regarding the potential escalation and use of force against Kanaka Maoli Indigenous Peoples at Mauna Kea.

There is credible information, including the increased mobilization in the recent days of National Guard, Sheriffs and local Police to the roads leading to the peaceful protest site of the Mauna Kea Protectors, leading USHRN to believe that as soon as Monday, September 9, the State of Hawaii will use force to remove the Indigenous Peoples. We are advocating for support of the United Nations to help de-escalate and call for a peaceful solution without the use of State violence against the Protectors at Mauna Kea.