Army hand out leaflets endangering activists

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 20 January 2015

On Sunday 11 January a leaflet with the logo of the 7th Brigade of the fourth division of the National Army was distributed in the Municipality of Castillo Meta. The leaflet singled out two local activists, Raul Moreno Ibague and Bladimir Lozano Perdomo, as well as other leaders within the community, naming them as members of the FARC.

The agricultural workers' union FENSUAGRO has condemned the leaflet, calling for the Armed Forces in rural areas to respect international treaties and distinguish between combatants and non-combatants and asking the government to give further guarantees for the protection of the human rights of social and trade union activists such as Raul Moreno Ibague and Bladimir Lozano Perdomo.

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