Colombia

Milton Javier Martínez Santos

Country:
  • Colombia
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Recruited


Colombia: Constitutional Court limits 'batidas'

In a new judgement the Constitutional Court of Colombia limits the widespread practice of 'batidas'. The judgement related to a complaint in relations to article 14 of the law on recruitment (Ley 48 de 1993), which deals with the obligation to register for military service, and article 41 para g), which defines the process in relation to the classification of a person as "remiso" (draft evader).

Pronunciamiento frente a amenazas de muerte a organizaciones sociales y defensoras de derechos humanos en Barrancabermeja, Magdalena Medio en Colombia

El pasado 26 de noviembre de 2011, mediante un panfleto dejado en el domicilio de un miembro de la Unión Sindical Obrera – USO, la banda criminal asociada al narcotráfico autodenominada “Los Rastrojos” ordena a las Organizaciones Defensoras de Derechos Humanos de la ciudad colombiana de Barrancabermeja (CREDHOS, USO, Organización Femenina Popular – OPF, Gente en Acción, Espacio de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de Derechos Humanos de Barrancabermeja – ETTDH, Colectivo Quinto Mandamiento, Fundación DRC, SINTRAINQUIGAS, ANDAS) desistir de sus “actividades de caridad, de marchas, eventos, netc.”, p

Women Objectors in the Colombian Context

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Alejandra Londoño Bustamante, Red Juvenil de Medellín

I am a conscientious objector, but not because I believe that objection is a refusal which has legal backing. On the contrary, it is a legitimate social and collective organisation which initially aims at change within individuals for the good of society.

Jesus Eduardo Paez Correa

Country:
  • Colombia
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Foreign Military Support and the invasion process of the United States in Colombia

Most Brigades of the Colombian Army receive military aid from the USA.

In addition units of Military Intelligence in Medellín, Bogota and Villavicencio received US funding. Various military radars are operated by US personnel, in addition to those operated by the Colombian Armed Forces. Seven military bases are operated in cooperation. This military cooperation should be seen in the context of US Direct Foreign Investment for “economic development” - in short, maintaining the status quo for the elites.

COLOMBIA: Conscientious objector Jose Luis Peña detained for desertion

Activist:
Country:
  • Colombia
Alert:

War Resisters' International has been informed by Acción Colectiva de Objetores y Objetoras de Conciencia ACOOC about the detention of conscientious objector Jose Luis Peña.

Retención de objetor de conciencia Jose Luis Peña Rueda

Activist:
Country:
  • Colombia
Not sent after:
  • 31 Dec 2010
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Ministro de Defensa Nacional, Rodrigo Rivera Salazar). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Retención de objetor de conciencia Jose Luis Peña Rueda

Estimada Teniente Ana Rocio Gomez Romero,

Maggie Urueta Oviedo

Country:
  • Colombia
Address:
  • Calle 32 # 15-98

Phone:
  • 3125459943
Fax:
  • 2817536
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