On 21st February 2005, eight people were murdered (five adults and three children) from the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, in a massacre carried out jointly by paramilitaries of the ‘Bloque Héroes de Tolová’ of the ‘Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia’ (AUC) and soldiers of the 17th Brigade of the National Army. Jorge Molano is the lawyer representing Colombian society in the case. Continue reading San José de Apartadó massacre
We are here with the lawyer Jorge Molano, accompanied by PBI since 2009, a human rights defender who recently received an award from a Dutch organization, Lawyers for Lawyers, in appreciation of a lifetimes work in the defence of human rights in Colombia.
On 6th November 1985, a commando of guerrillas from Movimiento 19 de abril (M-19) assaulted the Palace of Justice in Bogota in an attempt to put the President at that time, Belisario Betancur, on trial politically, “as a reaction to what it considered to be breaches [by the government] of the peace agreements reached the year before”. Continue reading Palace of Justice
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