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UA 40/94 - Colombia: "disappearance": Julio Cesar Payan de la Roche

, Index number: AMR 23/014/1994

Julio Cesar Payan de la Roche "disappeared" from near his home in Popayan, Cauca department on 20 January 1994. According to his neighbours, he was forced into a jeep by unidentified men and driven away. His whereabouts remain unknown. A widely known and respected doctor and community leader in Popayan, he is the President of the Popayan Municipal Council and a member of the left-wing opposition party, the M-19 Democratic Alliance. Two years ago in the elections for the Municipal Council, an attempt was made on his life by an unidentified gunmen.

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