Appeal for people on death list in Colombia – three already dead!

Posted on September 14, 2010


Dear extremely warm-hearted reader!

I write this today to hopefully convince You to send the below letter. There are some young people with hopefully their wonderful in front of them, but at the moment they are threatened to death by Paramilitary forces in Colombia. You can change that situation by enter this site: to send the message or You can send it to the Swedish embassy or the Embassy of Colombia in Your country which You can find here:

I thank You in advance and wish You a most pleasant week!

Dear President Santos,

It is with great concern that I contact You. It has come to my knowledge that ninety-three young people in a southern Colombian municipality are at risk after their names were published on a paramilitary “death list”. Three of those named on the list have been killed since 15 August.
The “death list”, warns those named to abandon Puerto Asís within three days, if not “we will see ourselves obliged to carry out acts like those which took place during the night of 15 August”, ( “nos veremos obligados a realizar actos como lo de la noche del domingo 15 de agosto”.).

Some of those named are suspected of being involved in petty crime and prostitution. The threats and killings appear to be an attempt to make an example of them. Others named on the list are known to be community activists.

Therefore I:

Call on the authorities to do everything necessary to guarantee the safety of the young people named on two “death lists” circulating in Puerto Asís;
Urge them to order a full and impartial investigation into the killings of Diego Ferney Jaramillo Corredor, Silver Robinson Muñoz and Norbey Álvarez Vargas and the attempted killing of one other youth;
Call on them to publish the results and to bring those responsible to justice;
Urge them to take immediate action to dismantle paramilitary groups, in line with stated government commitments and recommendations made by the UN and other intergovernmental organizations.

I thank You in advance,

Yours Sincerely,

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