Luz Marina Arteaga via TwitterDOWNLOAD PDF OF UA 142/19 HERE
On 2 October, neighbours informed Luz Marina Arteaga, a defender for the rights of rural communities in the Meta department, in central Colombia, that her house is under continuous surveillance from two unknown men. Three days later, unknown men asked in the village for her whereabouts.
Seven months ago, Luz Marina was forced to leave her home due to a death threat. On 16 April 2019, Luz Marina received the death threat in a phone call from the commander of the paramilitary group known as “Los Rastrojos”. On 20 April 2019, she requested protection from the National Protection Unit (UNP) but is yet to receive it. Due to the high risk of the threat and persecution for Luz Marina in her hometown, she was forced to leave. She would like to return home, but fears for her life due to the recent events.
Please send an email or letter to the director of the National Protection Unit.