Colombian human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo left prison today, 20th June 2017, after being incarcerated for nearly seven years. After having accompanied him throughout these difficult years, PBI is elated by this long-awaited news.
The bus ride of about 400 zigzaging kilometres between Barrancabermeja and Bogota seems like luxury when you think about David Ravelo.
David Ravelo Crespo is an economist, human rights defender and founding member of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS). September 2010: David Ravelo was detained and sent to prison, accused of aggravated homicide, charges were based on testimony of demobilised paramilitaries December 2012: Sentenced to 18 years in prison June 2017: … Continue reading David Ravelo
Last week marked the second anniversary of David Revelo’s arrest and subsequent incarceration.
“Start preparing for your father’s funeral, son, because we’re going to kill him.” Last July, PBI Colombia’s Communications Coordinator travelled to Barrancabermeja to interview David Ravelo, secretary general of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights in the Magdalena Medio (CREDHOS) and a key leader of the social justice movement in that city. … Continue reading The Case Against David Ravelo