December 6, 2017

Urgent Action: Leader of Peace Community Threatened (Colombia: UA 263.17)


Paramilitary groups continue their incursions and threats against the people of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia, and the leaders who have reported these abuses nationally and internationally.

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Paramilitary groups continue their incursions and threats against the people of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia, and the leaders who have reported these abuses nationally and internationally.

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

  • Demanding urgent measures to guarantee the right to life and physical safety for Gildardo Tuberquia, the other members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, and the other civilians in the region who face the grave threats they have reported;
  • Urging authorities to take immediate action to dismantle paramilitary groups and investigate their connections to government security forces, in compliance with their international human rights obligations;
  • Demanding respect for the principle of distinguishing noncombatants in the context of armed conflict, including the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and other civilians in the region.

Contact below official by 16 January, 2018:

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

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 263.17
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