Colombia: Protect journalist at risk

On 7 July 2021 a local civil society organization received confidential information about a plan to kill journalist José Alberto Tejada. Since 28 April, he has faced more than 14 security incidents including surveillance by unidentified men and a security forces official had treated with killing him. José Alberto Tejada’s work has been crucial in denouncing human rights violations and crimes under international law by the security forces during the Colombian National Strike, in the city of Cali (West). We urge the National Protection Unit of the Ministry of Interior to provide him with appropriate protection measures with his agreement.

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