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Colombia: Further information on "disappearance" / fear for safety: Jorge Ivan Alarcon Sanchez, Edgar Monsalve; and new name: Luis Gonzalo Sanchez Restrepo

, N° d'index: AMR 23/022/1995

AI is concerned for the safety of relatives of Jorge Ivan Alarcon Sanvhez and Edgar Monsalve Pulgarin, after receiveing reports that Luis Gonzalo Sanchez Restrepo, Ivan Alarcon's uncle, has received death threats. He had taken the lead in denouncing the "disappearance" of the two men.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 23/22/95
Distr: UA/SC
9 June 1995
Further information on UA 109/95 (AMR 23/17/95, 12 May 1995) - "Disappearance"
/ Fear for Safety
COLOMBIA Jorge Ivan Alarcón Sánchez, student
Edgar Monsalve
new name: Luis Gonzalo Sánchez Restrepo
Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of relatives of Jorge Iván
Alarcón Sánchez and Edgar Monsalve Pulgarín, after receiving reports that Luis
Gonzalo Sánchez Restrepo, Iván Alarcón's uncle, has received death threats.
After the two men "disappeared" on 6 May 1995, their families, officially
denounced their "disappearance" to the Colombian authorities. The
denunciations have been headed by Luis Gonzalo Sánchez Restrepo. He has now
received several anonymous telephone death threats warning him that if he
continues his efforts to discover the whereabouts of Jorge Iván Alarcón Sánchez
and Edgar Monsalve Pulgarín and to identify those responsible for their
"disappearance", he will be killed.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters
- expressing concern for the safety of Jorge Ivan Alarcón Sánchez and Edgar
Monsalve and urging an immediate investigation to establish their whereabouts;
- calling for immediate measures to guarantee the safety of Luis Gonzalo Sánchez
Restrepo and other members of the families of the two "disappeared" men;
- urging that there be un immediate and thorough investigation into the death
threats and those responsible be brought to justice.
1) President of Colombia:
Señor Presidente Ernesto Samper Pizano
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño
Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams: President Samper Pizano, Bogotá, Colombia
Telexes: 44281 PALP CO
Faxes: + 57 1 286 7434
Salutation:Excelentísimo Sr. Presidente/Dear President Samper
2) Minister of Defence
Dr. Fernando Botero Zea
Ministro de Defensa Nacional
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Avenida Eldorado CAN - Carrera 52
Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams:Ministro de Defensa Botero, Bogota, Colombia
Telexes:42411 INPRE CO; 44561 CFAC CO
Fax:+ 57 1 222 1874
Salutation: Sr. Ministro/Dear Minister
3) Minister of the Interior
Dr. Horacio Serpa Uribe
Ministro de Gobierno
Ministerio de Gobierno
Carrera 8a, No.8-09, Piso 7
Santafé de Bogotá, COLOMBIA
Telegrams: Ministro de Gobierno Serpa, Bogota, Colombia
Telexes:45406 MINGO CO
Faxes:+ 57 1 286 80 25/ 286 00 53/286 04 85
Salutation:Sr. Ministro/Dear Minister
4) Commander of Antioquia Police
Coronel Guillermo Vega Carrillo
Calle 71, 65-20
Antioquia, Colombia
Telegrams: Coronel Carrillo, Calle 71, 65-20, Medillin, Colombia
Salutation: Señor Coronel
Association for Relatives of the "Disappeared"
AA 011446
Santafé de Bogotá
and to diplomatic representatives of COLOMBIA accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International secretariat,
or your section office if sending appeals after 25 July 1995.

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