The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

International Organisations express grave concerns at the irregularities in the Judicial Process leading to the conviction of David Ravelo Crespo, Colombian human rights defender

After more than 26 months in prison awaiting sentence, the renowned human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison on charges of aggravated homicide.

Today, on International Human Rights Day, as International NGOs and networks we would like to express our grave concerns regarding a series of irregularities that have been reported during the trial. According to the defence lawyers, these irregularities have undermined the defence of Mr. Ravelo and the integrity of the subsequent conviction.

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