Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2002/106, 27 February 2002: Ecuador
146. On 3 April 2001, the Special Representative, together with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, sent an urgent appeal regarding members of the human rights organization QUITOGAY and of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community, who reportedly received an e- mail on 23 March 2001 in the QUITOGAY office in Quito mentioning that “a total social cleansing in all the QUITOGAY sector” was going to be carried out. Although the threat was directed to QUITOGAY and to LGTB people in Quito, the message allegedly referred to a “social cleansing of the whole country”. These threats came at a time when police officers had allegedly tortured and threatened to kill LGTB people.
link to full text of the Report: http://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/0/e816b20139e397e6c1256b9e00477e18
- Please note that this case is also mentioned in the report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, E/CN.4/2002/74, January 9, 2002, para.63.↵