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