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Further information on UA 301/91 (AMR 23/48/91, 5 September) - Colombia: fear of "disappearance" / torture: Olga Lucia Espinoza Narvaez, Edilson Usuga Cardona

, N° d'index: AMR 23/052/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 23/52/91
Distr: UA/SC
20 September 1991
Further information on UA 301/91 (AMR 23/48/91, 5 September 1991) - Fear of
Amnesty International has learned with concern that on 17 September 1991 the
body of Olga Lucía Espinoza Narvaez was found in the river Cauca. According
to the police she had been shot through the head.
Olga Lucía Espinoza "disappeared" on 30 August 1991 together with Edilson
Usuga Cardona, whose whereabouts are still unknown. She was a social worker
who, at the time of her "disappearance", was involved in a United Nations
development project and a programme for the rehabilitation of members of armed
opposition groups who had returned to civilian life as part of the government's
plan for peace.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail
- expressing concern at the killing of Olga Lucía Espinoza Narvaez;
- urging that there be an immediate and thorough investigation into the killing,
the results of which should be made public and those responsible brought to
- expressing continued concern at the "disappearance" of Edilson Usuga Cardona;
- urging that all possible measures be taken by the authorities to ensure that
social workers can carry out their legitimate activities without fear of
President of the Republic:
Señor Presidente César Gaviria Trujillo
{Salutation: Excelentísimo Sr Presidente]
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams: Presidente Gaviria, Bogota, Colombia
Telexes: 44281 PALP CO
Faxes: + 57 1 283 3066; + 57 1 286 7324;
+ 57 1 287 7937
Procurator General:
Dr. Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla
[Salutation: Sr. Procurador General de la Nación]
Procurador General de la Nación
Procuraduría General
Edificio Banco Ganadero
Carrera 5, No. 15-80
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams: Procurador General Arrieta, Bogota, Colombia
Telexes: 41224 PRGEN CO; 41213 PGNDP CO
Faxes: + 57 1 284 0472
Police Authorities:
Coronel Ismael Hidalgo
[Salutation: Sr. Coronel]
Comando de Policía
Calle 21N, No. 1-25
Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Telegrams: Coronel Hidalgo, Comando de Policia
Cali, Colombia
Faxes: + 57 23 821979
Minister of Defence:
Dr. Rafael Pardo Rueda
[Salutation: Sr. Ministro]
Ministro de Defensa Nacional
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Avenida Eldorado - Carrera 52
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams: Ministro Defensa, Bogota, Colombia
Telexes: 42411 INPRE CO; 44561 CFAC CO
Faxes: + 57 1 222 1874
COPIES TO one or more of the following:
CSPP (Comité de Solidaridad con Presos Politicos)
AA 22803
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
(Association for the families of the "disappeared"):
AA 011446
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
and to diplomatic representatives of Colombia in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 1 November 1991.

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