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Anti-Militarism: News & Updates
March 1, 2015
harassment of two indigenous women who were key eyewitnesses in a murder trial in the Triqui indigenous community of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca State.
February 25, 2015
death threats in Barranquilla, Atlántico Dept, to Martha Elena Diaz Ospina, member of MOVICE (National Movement of Victims of State Crimes) and president of the Association of Families United by a Single Sorrow (AFUSODO)
February 14, 2015
continuing death threats from paramilitary group Aguilas Negras to Presbyterian Church leaders Reverend Milton Mejia, Reverend Jairo Barriga, German Zaraten; Mennonite Church leader Augustin Jimenez; Anglican priest Father Fernando Sanchez; and Roman Catholic priest Father Fernando Gary Martinez.
February 12, 2015
armed attack on Jesús Flores Satuye (shot in the head and arm), a member of the Afro-descendant Garífuna community of Nueva Armenia in Atlántida Department, and concurrent attack on the offices of La Via Campesina in Tegucigalpa.
February 1, 2015
threats towards José Humberto Torres, Franklin Casteñada (members of CSSP, Political Prisoners’Solidarity Committee) and Martha Díaz, Rosario Montoya, Ingrid Vergara Chávez, Lilia Peña Silva, Carmen Mendoza (members of MOVICE, Movement of Victims of State Crimes) by the paramilitary group AGC (Gaitanistas de Colombia)
January 26, 2015
assassination of Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo of Bogotá, a member of the Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) and the Never Again Project of Colombia
January 24, 2015
threats against human rights defender Blanca Nubia Díaz, a member of the National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE), in Riohacha, La Guajira Department.
January 23, 2015
death threats and security incidents against defenders of Afro-Colombian territorial, labor, and civil rights Francia Marquez Lisifrey Ararat, Luis Ernesto Olave Valencia, Senator Piedad Cordoba and Jesús Enrique Andrade (shot 3 times in the head)
January 22, 2015
threats to trade unionist, women’s human rights defender, peasant farmer association leader Juan Martínez, MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes) members Martha Díaz and Ingrid Vergara Chávez by the paramilitary group Black Eagles-Northern Bloc Atlantic Coast in Atlántico Department.
In honor of the victims