9 April should have been a day of celebration. However, due to the ongoing and systematic killing of human rights defenders, the general feeling here in Bogota is bittersweet.
Colombian Ombudsman recently published a report where he states that, during the period between January and February of 2017, 156 HRDs and social leaders were killed.
Investigation of Attacks on Human Rights Defenders in Colombia. Public Hearing (IACHR). March 21,2017.
International Symposium on Historical Memory, Post-Conflict and Transmigration
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