The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Joint Declaration about the situation of David Ravelo Crespo – Human Right Defender

International organisations express their concern on the fifth anniversary of the detention of David Ravelo Crespo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender

14 September 2015 marked five years since the distinguished human rights defender, David Ravelo Crespo, member of the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights (CREDHOS) from the city of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) was detained. Non-governmental organizations and international networks again hereby reiterate our concern over the lack of due process in this case which resulted in a condemnatory sentence of 220 months imprisonment.