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Further information on UA 307/91 (AMR 23/50/91, 11 September) - Colombia: fear of "disappearance" / torture: Gildardo Gomez

, N° d'index: AMR 23/053/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 23/53/91
Distr: UA/SC
24 September 1991
Further information on UA 307/91 (AMR 23/50/91, 11 September 1991) - Fear of
Amnesty International has learned with concern that the body of Gildardo Gómez
was found on 18 September 1991, with gunshot wounds and showing signs of severe
torture. Gildardo Gómez was last seen on 6 September 1991 when he was detained
by members of the armed forces close to the town of Yondo, Antioquia department.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and airmail
- expressing concern at the torture and killing of Gildardo Gómez in
circumstances suggesting he was the victim of extrajudicial execution;
- urging that there should be an immediate and thorough investigation into
his killing, the results of which should be made public and those responsible
brought to justice.
President of the Republic:
Señor Presidente César Gaviria Trujillo 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
page 2 of FU 307/91
Minister of Defence:
Dr. Rafael Pardo Rueda 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
Procurator General:
Dr. Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla Sr. Procurador General de la
Procurador General de la Nación 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 or 41213 PGNDP CO
Faxes: + 57 1 284 0472
Capitán Rafael Neira Sr. Capitan
Batallón Nueva Granada
Comandante de la Base Militar
Antioquia, Colombia
Telegrams: Capitan Neira, Batallon Nueva Granada, Base Militar, Yondo,
Antioquia, Colombia
AA 505
Santander, Colombia
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat
or your section office if sending appeals after 5 November 1991.

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