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Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence!

Open Individual and Organizational letter on Colombia: Demand the implementation of points 1 & 4 of the Peace Accords and an end to political violence! Join the hundreds of Colombians and allies who are currently denouncing the emergency situation the country is going through. In Colombia at least one human rights defender, social leader or…

Massacre by Police on Colombia’s Human Rights Day

By Eunice Escobar and James Patrick Jordan Colombia’s national Human Rights Day began with the brutal pre-sunrise killing of Javier Ordoñez, a 46-year-old lawyer and taxi driver. In the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, bystanders recorded police who beat and repeatedly tasered Ordoñez. He was arrested while going to the store with friends.…