The program in Latin American and Iberian Studies at UCSB condemns the acts of violence perpetrated by Colombia’s law enforcement against the civilian population since April 28th, 2021, in the midst of nationwide massive protests.
As of May 5, 37 people have been murdered, 10 have been victims of sexual violence, and hundreds more have been injured – a total of at least 1,708 cases of police violence, according to Temblores ONG.
We believe in a peaceful resolution and urge our community to join us in solidarity against the human rights violations that are being committed in Colombia at this time.
For more information, we recommend:
- Amnesty International report https://www.amnesty.org/…/colombia-amnistia-denuncia…/
- NYT’s article “Colombia Police Respond to Protests With Bullets, and Death Toll Mounts” https://www.nytimes.com/…/colombia-covid-protests-duque…
- Video Interview to Emilia Márquez Pizano, of Temblores ONG, and Manuel Rozental, from PueblosEncamino.org, in Democracy Now, https://www.democracynow.org/2021/5/6/colombia_protest_general_strike
- You can also sign this pronouncement of professors concerning the violation of human rights in Colombia:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rm6jiU_4uEXOAlKUwDNCLQSHnb3B9lZjSQ4qDMaVh5g/edit