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Urgent Action: Sensitive Information Stolen from Human Rights Organization COSPACC

 

The Bogotá office of Colombian human rights organization COSPACC was robbed and looted.  Electronic and hard-copy files containing information about human rights violations are missing.

On 23rd of January, after entering the building, COSPACC managers noticed that their office doors were opened and locks were damaged. The managers immediately called the police and with their presence entered the offices. They found that the drawers of the desks, library and archive were opened; external hard drives and memory sticks with electronic archives, hard-copy files and photo cameras were taken.

COSPACC workers have noticed that the main entry door to the building was not damaged and that some valuable items, such as computers, were not stolen from the office.

COSPACC

 

COSPACC
COSPACC

 

The Bogotá office of Colombian human rights organization COSPACC was robbed and looted.  Electronic and hard-copy files containing information about human rights violations are missing.

On 23rd of January, after entering the building, COSPACC managers noticed that their office doors were opened and locks were damaged. The managers immediately called the police and with their presence entered the offices. They found that the drawers of the desks, library and archive were opened; external hard drives and memory sticks with electronic archives, hard-copy files and photo cameras were taken.

COSPACC workers have noticed that the main entry door to the building was not damaged and that some valuable items, such as computers, were not stolen from the office.

COSPACC

 

COSPACC is:

  • Calling on the authorities to provide immediate protection and ensure safe work conditions for human rights defenders and leaders.

  • Calling on the authorities to investigate the incident in a timely manner and make the findings of the investigation public.

  • Calling on the Ministry of Interior and Justice to provide sufficient prevention mechanisms to stop any act that undermines the integrity of COSPACC workers.

  • Calling on the authorities to recognize the vulnerability of social organizations and human rights defenders and comply with constitutional mandates and national and international standards of human rights protection.

  • Calling on the United Nations system, human rights protection bodies, social organizations, state institutions, International NGOs to show their support and solidarity with COSPACC.

Please send appeals to:

JUAN MANUEL SANTOS

Presidente de la República

Casa de Nariño Carrera 8 No. 7 -26 edificio administrativo calle 7 no. 6-54 Bogotá D.C.

Colombia- conmutador (571) 5629300

E-mail: fsantos@presidencia.gov.co

 

ANGELINO GARZÓN

Vicepresidente de la República

Carrera 8 No.7-57 Bogotá D.C. Teléfonos (571) 4442120, 4442122

contactovicepresidencia@presidencia.gov.co

 

FERNANDO CARRILO FLOREZ

Ministro del Interior

Carrera 8° no. 7 – 83 Bogotá D.C.

(571) 2427400

servicioalciudadano@mininterior.gov.co

 

EDUARDO MONTEALEGRE LYNETT

Fiscal General de la Nación

Diagonal 22B No. 52-01 (ciudad salitre) Bogotá D.C.

conmutador: 57(1) 5702000 – 4149000

 

JORGE ARMANDO OTÁLORA GÓMEZ

Defensor del Pueblo

Calle 55 No. 10 – 32 Bogotá D.C.

(571) 3147300

defensoria@defensoria.org.co

secretaria_privada@hotmail.com

 

ALEJANDRO ORDÓÑEZ

Procurador General de la Nación

Cra. 5 No.15 – 60 Bogotá D.C.

018000 910 315 – Línea reducida: 142 – PBX: (571) 5878750

Email: quejas@procuraduria.gov.co / dcap@procuraduria.gov.co / webmaster@procuradur

ia.gov.co

 

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