May 28, 2015

Colombia: Guarantee the Safety of Andrea Torres Bautista, Jhon Alexander Holguín Ramírez and Jacqueline Ramírez (UA 116/15)

Colombian human rights lawyer Andrea Torres Bautista has been threatened with sexual violence and death. A few days earlier the son of a victim of enforced disappearance, who is being represented by Andrea Torres Bautista, was stabbed with a knife.
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Expressing concern for the safety of Andrea Torres Bautista, as well as Jhon Alexander Holguín Ramírez, Jacqueline Ramírez and other relatives and witnesses of the La Combinada case, and urging the authorities to take measures to guarantee their safety, in strict accordance with their wishes and needs;
  • Calling on the authorities to order full and impartial investigations into the threats and the attack mentioned and to take all necessary measures to ensure that criminal investigations into enforced disappearance cases are carried out, that the results be made public and all those involved be brought to justice; 
  • Calling on them to recognize the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to receive and consider communications on this and other cases from or on behalf of victims or other states parties to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 116/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.