07/06/2018

Urgent Action Update: Seven People Killed in Cauca (Colombia: UA 128.18)


Seven bodies, all male, were found piled on a road of the municipality of Argelia, in the southwest region of Cauca, Colombia. The bodies are being identified by authorities as they were presumably not from the municipality. In the past few weeks, paramilitary groups have been circulating pamphlets threatening to kill certain groups of people.

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Seven bodies, all male, were found piled on a road of the municipality of Argelia, in the southwest region of Cauca, Colombia. The bodies are being identified by authorities as they were presumably not from the municipality. In the past few weeks, paramilitary groups have been circulating pamphlets threatening to kill certain groups of people.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Order a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of the seven people found in Argelia, Cauca;
  • Dismantle paramilitary groups, in accordance with the government’s express commitments and with recommendations made by international bodies and recommendations from Amnesty International;
  • Provide protection to the community, ensuring that acts of violence are not repeated and that their human rights are respected.

Contact these two officials by 17 August, 2018:

President
Juan Manuel Santos
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26
Bogotá, Colombia
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President Santos

Ambassador Camilo Reyes, Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 387 8338 I Fax: 202-232-8643
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 128.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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