Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Colombia: Killing of human rights defender Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria

3 Octobre 2013

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

Front Line Defenders expresses its deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.

- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950#sthash.PxoObqQI.dpuf

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

Front Line Defenders expresses its deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.

- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950#sthash.PxoObqQI.dpuf

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

Front Line Defenders expresses its deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.
- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950#sthash.PxoObqQI.dpuf

 

SEND LETTER BELOW

Your Excellency,

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria had received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to: “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

I would like to express my deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.
I urge the authorities in Colombia to:

1. Carry out a thorough, impartial and immediate investigation into the killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria with a view to publishing the results and bringing the perpetrators to justice in accordance with international standards;

2. Take all measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, as well as other members of CIMA;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Colombia are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.

Yours sincerely,
- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950/action#sthash.OJa7oluI.dpuf

Your Excellency,

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria had received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to: “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

I would like to express my deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.

I urge the authorities in Colombia to:

1. Carry out a thorough, impartial and immediate investigation into the killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria with a view to publishing the results and bringing the perpetrators to justice in accordance with international standards;

2. Take all measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, as well as other members of CIMA;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Colombia are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.

Yours sincerely,

- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950/action#sthash.OJa7oluI.dpuf

Your Excellency,

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria had received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to: “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

I would like to express my deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.

I urge the authorities in Colombia to:

1. Carry out a thorough, impartial and immediate investigation into the killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria with a view to publishing the results and bringing the perpetrators to justice in accordance with international standards;

2. Take all measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, as well as other members of CIMA;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Colombia are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.

Yours sincerely,

- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950/action#sthash.OJa7oluI.dpuf

Your Excellency,

On 30 September 2013, human rights defender and campesina leader Ms Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was killed in Almaguer, Cauca region.

Adelinda Gómez Gaviria worked with the Proceso de Mujeres Maciceñas in the Comité de Integración del Macizo Colombiano – CIMA (Macizo Women's Process for the Committee for Macizo-Colombian Integration). She played an active role in the Mining and Environmental Forum in Almaguer, which has 1,500 indigenous and farming members.

On 30 September 2013, at 8:30pm, as Adelinda Gómez Gaviria was returning home after a meeting, she and her 16 year-old son were approached and shot at by two unidentified men. Adelinda Gómez Gaviria suffered five bullet wounds and was killed, whilst her son is in a critical state in the Clínica La Estancia in Popayán city. One month prior to her killing Adelinda Gómez Gaviria had received a threatening telephone call from strangers who warned her to: “Stop messing around with this miners' thing. It's risky and it'll get you killed.”

The killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, comes at a very difficult time for women in the department of Cauca, and particularly women working to defend human rights. The Human Rights and International Human Rights Observatory of the Red por la Vida y los Derechos Humanos del Cauca (Cauca Network for Life and Human Rights) has registered the murders of fourteen women human rights defenders in Cauca so far this year, primarily from rural areas of Cauca. Twelve death threats against human rights defenders have been reported, with five of those against women.

I would like to express my deep concern for the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria and all other human rights defenders working with CIMA.

I urge the authorities in Colombia to:

1. Carry out a thorough, impartial and immediate investigation into the killing of human rights defender Adelinda Gómez Gaviria with a view to publishing the results and bringing the perpetrators to justice in accordance with international standards;

2. Take all measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the family of Adelinda Gómez Gaviria, as well as other members of CIMA;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Colombia are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.

Yours sincerely,

- See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/23950/action#sthash.OJa7oluI.dpuf

 

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