Open letter to the President of Colombia denouncing threats and murder of social leaders // Carta abierta al Presidente de Colombia denunciando amenazas y asesinatos a lideres sociales

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In an open letter to the Colombian president, national and international academics denounce an escalation of threats, judicial persecution and assassinations of social leaders in the country and ask him to take to take bold actions and open a profound, transparent and world-facing investigation to stop this violence.

[Español] En una carta abierta al presidente colombiano, académicos nacionales e internacionales denuncian una escalada de amenazas, persecución judicial y asesinatos de líderes sociales en el país y le piden que tome acciones audaces y abra una investigación profunda, transparente y de cara al mundo paradetener esta violencia.

Protesta colombia One of dozens of protests carried out in July 2018 across cities in Colombia and worldwide against the killing of social leaders, under the banner #UnaVelaPorLaVida. In this one, a young activist has a sign that reads, “Life is Respected”. Photo: Vanexa Romero. Source: El Tiempo newspaper.

Bogota, D.C., Colombia, May 21…

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