Tag Archives: Enforced disappearance

“Of the 1,151 municipalities in Colombia, only 66 have not registered forced disappearances”: Erik Arellana

From 30 August 1987, the day that changed Erik Arellana Bautista’s life forever, and then became one of the most well-known activists against forced disappearance in Colombia, and of the impacts of this crime, as he is the son of Nydia Erika Bautista. Continue reading “Of the 1,151 municipalities in Colombia, only 66 have not registered forced disappearances”: Erik Arellana

“Not Alive or Dead: Disappeared”

Enforced disappearance is an international crime, a human rights violation, an endless tragedy, and permanent pain. The family member of a disappeared person will always know exactly how many days their loved one has been absent, and each day they imagine possible and impossible scenarios. Continue reading “Not Alive or Dead: Disappeared”

Enforced disappearances in La Esperanza

Between 21st June and 27th December 1996, the paramilitary group Autodefensas Campesinas del Magdalena Medio (ACMM) disappeared 16 people, including three children, in the hamlet of La Esperanza in the municipality of El Carmen de Viboral (Eastern Antioquia), having labelled them as collaborators of the illegal armed groups that operated in the area. Continue reading Enforced disappearances in La Esperanza