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Victims speak about the release of General Rito Alejo del Rio

General Rito Alejo del Rio was released on 27 September, under the Special Peace Jurisdiction (JEP). Alejo del Rio, known as the ‘Pacifier’ of Uraba, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for one of the horrific murders carried out by paramilitaries during their violent takeover of Uraba in Choco in 1997. Continue reading Victims speak about the release of General Rito Alejo del Rio

Eight nominees for the National Human Rights Award are accompanied by PBI

Each year there is a ceremony for the National Human Rights Defense Award in Colombia. The award, organised by Diakonia Suecia seeks to recognise, highlight and applaud the work of individual defenders, processes, organisations and human rights NGOs that carry out their work in vulnerable and risky conditions. Continue reading Eight nominees for the National Human Rights Award are accompanied by PBI

Concern about the murder of human rights defenders in Colombia

Causes for concern are the wave of assassinations and the serious situation of risk that human rights defenders, social and political leaders are facing in Colombia and the rise of the neo-paramilitary phenomenon in Colombia during the beginning of the post-agreement phase of the peace process.

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