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Alfonso Campos Martinez
Director of the National Protection Unit
Due to postal restrictions caused by COVID-19, please only send physical mail to the Embassy
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Dear Mr. Campos,
I am writing to express concern for the safety of Jani Silva, a human rights defender from the Association for the Integral and Sustainable Development of the Amazon Pearl (ADISPA), advocating for peace and the environment in Putumayo.
Jani has faced at least 5 different security incidents since the COVID-19 quarantine started. On 2 July, Inter-Ecclesiastic Commission of Justice and Peace (Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz) received information of an ongoing plan to kill her.
I urge you grant Jani Silva an armored vehicle for her transportation; give her access to a protected boat to ensure her transportation back and forth from the Peasant Reservation Area of the Amazon Pearl; change her bodyguards; and ensure there is police protection while she is at her home.