August 10, 2015

Colombia: Take Measures to Guarantee Safety of the Family of Genaro García and Other Members of the Alto Mira y Frontera Community Council (UA 175/15)




Afro-descendant community leader Genaro García of the Alto Mira y Frontera Community Council was killed on 3 August in Tumaco Municipality, southern Colombia. He had been threatened previously and was under State protection; others may be at risk. 
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Expressing concern for the safety of the family of Genaro García and other members of the Alto Mira y Frontera Community Council, urging the authorities to take measures – including collective protection measures to guarantee their safety, in strict accordance with their wishes;
  • Calling on them to order full and impartial investigations into the killing of Genaro García and threats against other members of the Community Council, to make the results public and to bring all those involved to justice; 
  • Reminding them to urgently fulfil the orders of the Constitutional Court ruling Judicial Decrees (Autos) 005 of 2009 and 073 of 2014.
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 175/15” 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.