From FOE COLOMBIA
FOE writes to denounce the massacre of seven environmentalists during a trip to the
National Park of Puracé and of two other
people who accompanied them.
They are: Adriana Rodríguez, Germán Bejarano,
Goldson Granados, Jaime Ramirez, Pablo Montes,
Rosalba Ramirez, Victor Serrano, Rosalba Carrera,
Their bodies were found by the highway. They appear
to have been shot in the head.
This is not an isolated case. The list of murdered environmentalists grows, and the murderers seem to
behave with impunity.
An environmentalist working in Santa Marta's
Sierra Nevada was killed one week ago.
The press pointed out that the murderers were the paramilitary groups. Nobody is held responsible for
these crimes, and fear prevents witnesses from
denouncing the murderers.
The government should guarantee the life of the
Colombians. The government has the responsibility
to find and to judge the culprits.
FOE demands that the government take concrete and
effective measures, to avoid new massacres against
the civil population and against those who work
for peace, for social justice and for the environment.
FOE and the WORLD RIGHTS newsletter invites the international community to denounce these murders
and to demand that the Colombian government acts to
put an end to such brutality and injustice.