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Rapid Response Network
RRN’s team of letter-writers responds to six urgent human rights cases each month to
- protect people living under threat
- demand investigations into human rights crimes
- bring human rights criminals to justice
- ensure that human rights crimes are not happening in the dark.
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May 26, 2019
130 former members of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed since the signing of the peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian Government in 2016.
May 25, 2019
murder of Doctor Cristian Camilo Julio Arteaga, age 24, in El Bagre in the Bajo Cauca region of Antioquia Department. He had just ended his shift on May 11 and was on his way to his home in Caucasia to celebrate mother’s day with his family when two men on motorbikes ambushed him on a main road and shot him.
May 24, 2019
murders of five community leaders, including three indigenous community members, which have occurred in the last month.
May 23, 2019
death threats toward, nonconsensual surveillance of, and attempted attack on Quelvin Jimenez, lawyer of the indigenous Xinca People in San Rafael las Flores in Santa Rosa Department.
May 22, 2019
constant threats and attacks against Rosalina Domínguez, Finance Coordinator for the Indigenous Council of Río Blanco in Intibucá Department, her four sons (ages 16 to 30), and two other members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH).
May 11, 2019
death threats against the Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu (Force of Wayuu Women) inLa Guajira Department.
April 26, 2019
continuing murders of former members of the now dissolved Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and their families. On April 14, seven-month-old Samuel David Gonzalez Pushaina was killed in the municipality of Maicao, in La Guajira Department. His father, Carlos Enrique Gonzalez, age 23, was a former FARC member. Several hooded men ambushed his family when they went from their home in Simon Trinidad, Cesar Department, to visit Samuel David’s grandmother in Maicao. The child died on the way to the hospital. His parents, also injured, are recovering.
April 25, 2019
murder of indigenous environmental defender Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino inSan Francisco Ixhuatán municipality in the Isthmus (Istmo) of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca State
April 24, 2019
murder of trade unionist and rural peasant rights defender, Nixon Willington Valencia in San Miguel, in Putamayo Department.