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Colombia: Fear for Safety/Extrajudicial Execution, Yolanda Cerón

, Index number: AMR 23/093/2001

On 19 September 2001, Yolanda Cerón, human rights defender and Director of the Catholic Church organization Pastoral Social, was killed by two gunmen thought to be members of army-backed paramilitary forces. For several days prior to her killing, Yolanda reportedly informed her Pastoral Social colleagues that their offices were under constant surveillance, that she was being harassed and that she was being followed by unidentified men.

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