Colombia: Further information on disappearances / Fear for safety / Extrajudicial executions

Colombia: Further information on disappearances / Fear for safety / Extrajudicial executions

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Index Number: AMR 23/037/1998
Date Published: 4 June 1998
Categories: Americas, Colombia

Orlando MARTÍNEZ; Juan de Jesús VALDIVIESO, Riqui NELSON GARCÍA; Jaime Yesid PEÑA; José Milton CAÑAS; José Octavio OSORIO; Wilfrido PÉREZ SERNA; Wilson PACHECO; Diego Fernando OCHOA, María Alejandra OCHOA; Giovanni HERRERA; Carlos A. PRADA; Ender GONZÁLEZ BAENA; Libardo LONDOÑO;; José REINEL CAMPO; A. Fernando ARDILA LANDÍNEZ; Daniel Campos PÉREZ; Gary de Jesús PINEDO; Oscar Leonel BARRERA; Melquisedec SALAMANCA; Carlos E. ESCOBAR; Wilfredo PÉREZ SERNA; Edgar PINEDA RANGEL; Juan Carlos RODRÍGUEZ and Luis Hernando SUÁREZ. All of the above inhabitants of Barrancabermeja have been extrajudicially executed after being abducted by members of a paramilitary group. During the paramilitaries attack on the town Diominio HERNÁNDEZ, Germán León QUINTERO; Neill GUZMÁN; Pedro Julio RONDÓN; José J.JARAMILLO; Luis Jesús ARGUELLO and Eliécer QUINTERO were killed. In addition Oswaldo Enrique VÁSQUEZ QUIÑONES and Robert WEUS GORDILLO SOLANO have "disappeared" and are also feared dead. There is serious concern for the safety of the remaining inhabitants of Barrancabermeja who have been targeted by the paramilitaries because of their connections with the Union Sindical de Obreros (USO).


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