Carolina Rubio Esguerra

Colombia: UPDATE Release of human rights defender Carolina Rubio Esguerra.posted on: 2010/11/22

Front Line welcomes news of the release of imprisoned human rights defender Ms Carolina Rubio Esguerra.

Further Information

Ms Esguerra, who is 8 months pregnant, was detained by members of the Seccional de Investigación Criminal - SIJIN (Criminal Investigation Unit) in Bucaramanga City, Colombia.

Ms Rubio Esguerra is head of the Santander branch of the Fundación Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos - FCSPP (Foundation Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners), an NGO set up as a group initiative involving various human rights organisations within Colombia, as well as the United States and Europe.

No further action is required at this point.

For additional background on this case please see Original Front Line Appeal on behalf of Ms Carolina Rubio Esguerra

Colombia – Human rights defender Carolina Rubio Esguerra detained by Colombian Criminal Investigation Unit posted on: 2010/11/17

On 16 November 2010, human rights defender Ms Carolina Rubio Esguerra was detained by members of the Seccional de Investigación Criminal - SIJIN (Criminal Investigation Unit) in Bucaramanga City, Colombia, and is currently being held at the SIJIN Headquarters. Carolina Rubio Esguerra is in her ninth month of pregnancy.