Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Protect Columbian activist

Urgent Action to Protect Peace Community Legal Representative in Colombia
Earlier this month, on February 4, 2012, the legal representative for the Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Jesus Emilio Tuberquia, was the victim of an assassination attempt. At 12:15pm near the public market, two paramilitaries on motorcycle shot at him without saying a word. Fortunately, he took off running and he was able to escape with his life. The incident happened only 100 meters from a police checkpoint, by which the attackers passed without being detained.

Please write to the following addresses protesting this incident and demanding the investigation of why the paramilitaries continue assassinating under impunity in Urabá where no authority attempts to control them.

Click here to send a message to Colonel Leonardo Alberto Mejia, the commander of the Urabá police and to Maria Paulina Riveros, the Head of Human Rights in the Colombian Department of the Interior.

We remember peace community leader Luis Eduardo Guerra and thousands of others who have been killed in Colombia as a result of militarization and SOA violence.

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