The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

On Human Rights Day, International Organizations deplore the affirmed conviction (on appeal) of David Ravelo Crespo

Joint declaration – On Human Rights Day, international organisations and networks deploer the 220 months of reclusion of human rights defender David Ravelo.

Today, the 10th of December, international Human Rights Day, the international organizations and networks whose signatures appear below deplore the 220 month-prison sentence of human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo, member of the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights in Magdalena Medio (CREDHOS) in the city of Barrancabermeja (Colombia). Once again we reiterate our concern for the variety of irregularities that have been denounced throughout David Ravelo´s trial, which ended with his being convicted in the first instance. This conviction was upheld in its entirety in the second instance by the Bucaramanga High Court (el Tribunal Superior) on the 8th of October 2013.

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