Colombia: "Disappearance"/ fear for safety: Luis Ismael Tarazona Ortiz and his family
Luiz Ismael Tarazona Ortiz, a civic leader, has not been seen since he was abducted on 23 October 1995 by armed men in Barrio de Popa, Ocana, Norte de Santander department. The men threatened and insulted his family and ransacked the house before leaving. Witnesses believe that Luis Tarazona may have been abducted by one of the paramilitary groups operating in the province, which are thought to be acting with the support of the security services. AI is seriously concerned for Luiz Tarazona and his family.