"They are killing us”
Colombians and supporters in Australia
It is with great sadness, indignation and powerlessness that we receive each day the terrible news regarding the ongoing assassination of our social leaders while the government remains silent.
The numbers of deaths are increasing by 2019 reaching over 600 social and political leaders killed. We have grave concerns for the human rights situation in Colombia and grave concerns about the future of the peace accords and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
We are also troubled by the reestablishment and empowerment of paramilitary groups that have taken arms against our leaders, many of them guarantors of the process of land restitution, human rights protectors in their communities, and leaders of the "Colombia Humana" and FARC, guerrilla movement that recently have signed the peace agreement with the Colombian Government.
We, Colombians and supporters living in Australia, want to make an urgent call to the national and international community, to governments, to social, political and solidarity organisations in Latin America, Australia and the world, and to individuals interested in developments regarding Colombia’s peace process and the imminent violation of human rights in Colombia.
We want to invite you to a public rally for Human rights in Colombia. We want to show to the community in Sydney, Australia and the world about the critical situation of our social and political leaders where more than 600 leaders have been killed in the last 4 years.
The public event will be held on August 3rd at 3:30 pm.
Place: Overseas Passengers Terminal, Circular Quay,
112 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000