Abelardo Sánchez Serrano
Colombia is a state that uses its military, armed and police forces to repress social protest and social movement.
Abelardo Sánchez Serrano is a Colombian human rights defender and member of the board of the Regional Corporation for Human Rights Defence (CREDHOS). His work is focused on training and education about human rights and international humanitarian law in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. He is also involved in collecting formal complaints regarding human rights abuses and crimes against humanity committed by presumed paramilitaries and members of the armed forces, particularly extrajudicial killings. Abelardo Sánchez Serrano was a participant at the Front Line Defenders Sixth Dublin Platform in September 2011.