July 23, 2014
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Repression of Protest in Colombia

2013 in Colombia was marked by a series of massive social protests. Between June and September, tens of thousands of peasants, indigenous people, truck drivers, students and other citizens participated in demonstrations and protests. 

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Cacarica hopes for comprehensive reparations

On 27 December 2013, the Inter-American Court for Human Rights declared the Colombian government responsible for forced displacements—a joint operation between military and paramilitary forces under Operation Genesis—and the murder of Marino López, a young Afro-Colombian man from Cacarica. 

Read the interview with Padre Alberto Franco

“We will continue to demand that the necessary conditions for rural development be established”

PBI interviewed Cesar Jerez, who is a member of the Peasant Farmers’ Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC) and Coordinator of the National Association of Peasant Farmer’s Reserve Zones. 

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Not to do workshops, nor talks, nor emotional accompaniment, but rather, to go beyond

PBI interviews Helena Manrique, who up until recently worked in the area of Reconstruction of the Social Fabric. 

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PBI annual report 2013

In 2013, we accompanied 13 organizations, 3 communities and 2 human rights defenders.

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I only fear one thing: to be unworthy of my suffering

Interview with David Ravelo, January 2014 La Picota Prison, Bogota 

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VIDEO: A British volunteer, Sophia, talks about PBI's accompaniment in Colombia

Sophia Kerridge has been a volunteer with Peace Brigades International in Colombia for one year. Here she speaks on international accompaniment, the organizations being accompanied and the situation for human rights defenders in Colombia. 

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David Ravelo imprisoned

have gone by since David Ravelo was imprisoned on charges based upon testimony by demobilised paramilitaries.

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