The Case Against David Ravelo

“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. A few months earlier, David’s son had begun to receive phone calls from people who threatened to kill his father, or in some cases, claimed they had just finished the job. Continue reading The Case Against David Ravelo

Baseless prosecution of the ACVC

Since the creation of the Small-scale Farmer Association of the Cimitarra River Valley-National Agro-ecological Network (ACVC-RAN), its members have been the victims of assassinations, threats, arbitrary detentions, forced displacement, disappearances, torture, their homes have been burned down and they have suffered food and medical blockades. Continue reading Baseless prosecution of the ACVC

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