OF THE IACHR AT THE MURDER OF
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its
consternation at the cruel murder of Mrs. Consuelo Araújonoguera around
midnight on Saturday, September 29, 2001 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa
Marta area of the Republic of Colombia.
Mrs. Araújonoguera was well-known and respected for her
political, social, and cultural work in her country, and her violent
death is a severe blow for Colombian society and for those who aspire to
live in peace.
IACHR wishes to express its most sincere and profound condolences to the
members of Mrs. Araújonoguera’s family and, in light of the available
information regarding her kidnapping by the FARC and the circumstances
of her death, to reiterate its utmost repudiation of any barbaric act
that blatantly violates international humanitarian law.
The Commission trusts that the State will take all the necessary
steps to investigate the facts and to prosecute and punish those
D.C., October 3, 2001