COLOMBIA: PARAMILITARIES THREATEN PEACE COMMUNITY‏

 URGENT ACTION

PARAMILITARIES THREATEN PEACE COMMUNITY

Express concern for the safety of Fabio Graciano, other peasant farmers and members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó whom paramilitaries have threatened to kill;

* Urge the authorities to order full and impartial investigations into these death threats and the massive presence of paramilitaries, publish the results and bring those responsible to justice;

* Remind them that civilians, including the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, have the right not to be drawn into the armed conflict;

* Urge them to take immediate action to dismantle paramilitary groups and break their links with the security forces, in line with stated government commitments and recommendations made by the UN and other intergovernmental organizations.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 20 AUGUST 2012 TO: (Time difference = GMT - 5 hrs / BST - 6 hrs)

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