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Urgent Action: Human rights defender at risk

Danelly Estupiñan defends the rights of the afro-descendent population in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca as part of the organization Black Community Process (Proceso Comunitario Negro). For the last seven months, Danelly has been facing surveillance from unknown men, which increased last week from once a day and only at her home to two times per day and in all locations she visits. The unknown men do not only follow Danelly but also her family members, they take pictures and videos of what they are doing. We call upon the Public Prosecutor’s Office to launch an immediate investigation into these incidents in order to ensure that Danelly is protected.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:


Fiscal General de la Nación (e)
Sr. Fabio Espitia Garzón
Diagonal 22B No. 52-01 Bogotá, D. C., 
57(1) 570 20 00 - 57(1) 414 90 00
Salutation: Dear Mr. Fiscal


And copies to:

Deputy Director of Protection
Ronald Rodriguez Roso 
Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 / Primer Piso 
Puente Aranda / Bogotá D.C. Colombia 
PBX: (571) 4 26 98 00 
Código postal: 111611 
NIT: 900.475.780-1 
Bogotá D.C. Colombia
Salutation: Dear Deputy Director

I urge you to effectively implement protection measures granted to Danelly Estupiñan in order to ensure an environment in which she can safely carry out her human rights work. 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ANTONIO JOSÉ ARDILA Embassy of Colombia 3 Hans Crescent SW1X 0LN 020 7589 9177 / 020 7589 5037 Fax 020 7581 1829

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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