Monday, September 6, 2021

COLOMBIA: Journalist at Risk - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, Sept 1, 2021

On July 7, 2021 a local civil society organization received confidential information about a plan to kill journalist José Alberto Tejada. 

Since April 28, 2021 he has faced more than 14 security incidents including surveillance by unidentified men and a security forces official had treated with killing him. 

José Alberto Tejada’s work has been crucial in denouncing human rights violations and crimes under international law by the security forces during the Colombian National Strike, in the city of Cali (West). 

We urge the National Protection Unit of the Ministry of Interior to provide him with appropriate protection measures with his agreement.