As you know, FOR Peace Presence has been accompanying the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó (SJA) for over 15 years, living and working alongside its members. At 10:15 am this past Friday December 29th, a group of five neo-paramilitaries armed with guns and machetes came to the bodega where the Peace Community operates its cacao business, and tried to assassinate community leader and legal representative Germán Graciano Posso. The Peace Community had received information regarding the planned assassination, and had denounced the threat on their website about a week earlier.
We need your help to denounce the grave events that have transpired in the Peace Community, and to demand an adequate response from the Colombian government. Please write to the Colombian embassy in your home country, and to your country’s embassy in Colombia (if you are European, please also write to the European Union Delegation to Colombia). We have provided a letter template here. You can copy and paste the letter, with your full name, into the body of an email addressed to the relevant persons. Please find all contact information here.
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