Wednesday, December 07, 2022

“We will not accept that leaders in Colombia are stigmatized and persecuted”: Interior Ministry

"We will not accept that leaders in Colombia are stigmatized and persecuted": Interior Ministry

“We will not accept that leaders in Colombia are stigmatized and persecuted”: Interior Ministry

The Minister of the Interior, Alfonso Prada Gil, established together with the Congressmen of the Republic, local and departmental authorities, public forces and control bodies. unifying command post (PMU) in Por la Vida, Putumayo, Colombia to adopt measures that protect the lives of environmental and social leaders and human rights defenders.

The national government established a unified command post for life, viz. interinstitutional system To deal with situations of public order for 100 days in different areas of the country.

,We announce that on November 10th, the entire national government will put forward a binding social dialogue, so that their difficulties can be heard. putumayo community, To prepare a roadmap to address these problems in the region”, confirmed the head of the political portfolio.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs unified command post Their objective is to reduce the risk to human rights defenders and signatories of the peace agreement, to generate immediate protection for this population, to identify risk factors, to create a roadmap and schedule of activities in terms of prevention and protection, and to ensure that all national institutions have to bring to their territories.

,We will not accept that leaders are stigmatized and persecuted for their social, environmental and human rights. Through the shock plan, we will implement 49 effective and immediate measures Guarantee of life in the territoriesespecially those at highest risk”, expressed the Ministry of the Interior.

At the end of the PMU por la Vida in Puerto Assis, Putumayo, in the Amazon foothills, the head of the Interior Ministry stated that “We attended early warning Issued by ombudsman, and we reached agreements and commitments with communities to reduce threats against leaders, and we are committed to protecting their lives. We come to listen to them and give solutions”, emphasized the portfolio manager.

according to the latest research Institute of Development Studies and peace (independent) So far in 2022, 94 social leaders have been murdered in Colombia. Following the peace agreement signed by the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC in Havana (Cuba), 1,321 leaders have been assassinated.

According to Colombian officials, prior to the distribution of this consolidated Indepaz report, the last social leader was assassinated. libardo perdomo molano46 years old, approx The Village of San Agustin del Tolima, This person was active within the Community Action Board (JAC) of the area which belongs to Municipality of Planada.

Ridier Rojas Rojas, an official at Planadas, pointed out that Liberdo “always led all development processes in the region that borders the Huila Department.”11!

Public order intelligence reports from the Army and the Ministry of Defense revealed that three destroyer groups existed in the area: the Dagoberto Ramos Mobile Column, the Aden Izquierdo Company, and the Segunda Marquetalia from the Alfonso Cano Front.

ombudsmanon the head of carlos camargoreported that during 2021 they were 145 social leaders killed in Colombia and human rights defenders in various areas of national geography, especially in rural areas of the country.

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