On January 27, 2010, a leading Colombian women’s rights group received startling death threats from a right-wing paramilitary death squad. In the email, In the email the Black Eagles threaten Sisma Mujer and other women’s rights activists with “annihilation”. They specifically target those organizations that protect women’s rights and the rights of Colombia’s internally displaced.
These death threats are unfortunately only the latest form of intimidation stretching back many years. Most worryingly, the threats borrowed rhetoric from Colombia’s government falsely accusing human rights activists of being terrorists.
Take action now to urge the Colombian authorities to investigate these recent threats and to prosecute those responsible while providing adequate protection for the members of Sisma Mujer.