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Case History: Gary Martínez Gordon

About the situation

Human rights defenders in Colombia continue to face threats of attack. Throughout 2015, pamphlets distributed in Colombia routinely state that named individuals and human rights defenders must leave the area they are in and cease all of their human rights activities. The pamphlets are commonly signed and marked with the stamp of a paramilitary group, most frequently “Las Aguilas Negras”. Threats increased targetting against activists who choose to continue their work.

About Gary Martínez Gordon

Gary Martínez GordonGary Martínez Gordon is a human rights defender and student leader in the Barranquilla municipality of Northern Colombia.