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COLOMBIA: Update on Colombian conscientious objector Frank Yair Estrada Marin

Pays:
  • Colombie
Alert:
More than one month after his illegal recruitment, Colombian conscientious objector Frank Yair Estrada Marin is still in the hands of the military. On the morning of 5 May, Frank Yair Estrada Marin was taken by soldiers from the Batallon Pedro Justo Berrio to the batallon, under the pretext that they needed to perform a medical examination to verify his ability to perform military service. However, because Frank Yair Estrada Marin did not have a military card (libreta militar), he was immediately recruited, under protest of Frank Yair Estrada Marin, who declared that he did not agree with any of the armed groups in Colombia, because he is a conscientious objector.

More information on his case is available in a co-alert from 1 June 2007.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to:

Defensora del pueblo Medellín
Oficina Principal - Dirección: Carrera 42 No. 47 - 21 (Medellín - Antioquia)
Teléfono: +57-4 2181577 - 2163826 - 2160605 -
Correo electrónico: antioquia@defensoria.org.co
Defensora del pueblo regional: Sandra María Rojas Manrique
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612a.html (in Spanish).

Personeria Medellín
Jairo Herrán Vargas
calle 44Nº 52 165, Oficina 1101, Fax +57-4-381 18 47, Email personer@epm.net.co
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612b.html (in Spanish).

Anibal Gaviria Correa.
Gobernador de Antioquia
atencionalusuario@antioquia.gov.co
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612c.html (in Spanish).

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of Frank Yair Estrada Marin from military service.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International

Archives of co-alert can be found at http://wri-irg.org/news/alerts