Directors of human rights organisation CREDHOS threatened for denouncing murder

The directors of a human rights organisation have been subjected to death threats following its condemnation of the murder last week of Victor Morato, president of the Community Council for Dignified Living of Yondó and a human rights activist.

On 17 January, Victor was murdered by unidentified assailants in Yondó, department of Antioquia, where he worked in territorial and post-conflict projects with the local community.

Victor’s murder was condemned in the media by the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS). Shortly after, two men approached the offices of the organisation’s directors Iván Madero Vergel and Andrés Ortiz Nieto and made sustained threats to their lives. They then departed on a motorbike bearing the registration GMN 22B.

It is the latest threat made to members of CREDHOS, who were subjected to regular bouts of intimidation throughout 2017.