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Thu May 13, 2021, 04:15 AM

Plaza de Mayo Grandmothers Reject State Terrorism in Colombia



A policeman shoots at citizens during International Workers' Day, Bogota, Colombia, May. 1, 2021. | Photo: EFE

Published 11 May 2021

So far, human rights defenders have documented 39 murders, 1,814 cases of abusive use of force, 963 arbitrary detentions, and 548 missing persons.

Argentina's Grandmothers of "Plaza de Mayo" on Tuesday condemned human rights violations committed by police forces repressing protests in Colombia.

"We stand in solidarity with the Colombian people in their struggle... We demand an end to institutional violence unleashed by President Ivan Duque," the Grandmothers stated.

"Detentions, torture, sexual violence, disappearances, and assassinations of protesters are results of the militarization of the repression," they added.

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