Colombia: The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó (Letter writing marathon case sheet)

Colombia: The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó (Letter writing marathon case sheet)

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Index Number: AMR 23/023/2009
Date Published: 5 December 2009
Categories: Colombia

Members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in Colombia have been the focus of suspicion and hostility from all parties to the armed conflict since the Community’s formation in 1997. More than 170 have been killed since then, mostly at the hands of paramilitaries, either acting alone or with the collusion of the security forces. Guerrilla groups have also been responsible for a number of killings. In this case sheet Amnesty International urges the Colombian authorities to investigate human rights abuses against the members of the Community.


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