urges the FARC to free Corporal José Norberto Pérez
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has learned of the
situation of Andrés Felipe Pérez, a boy in the Republic of Colombia.
According to various sources, Andrés Felipe Pérez has a very
advanced stage of cancer.
IACHR has also been informed that the boy’s father, Police Corporal
José Norberto Pérez, has been held by the armed dissident group
known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since March
17 of this year, when the FARC took over the Police Station in Santa
Cecilia, in the District of Risaralda.
humanitarian reasons, the IACHR urges the FARC to free Corporal José
Norberto Pérez, so that Andrés Felipe Pérez and his father may be
together under these painful circumstances.
Washington, D.C., December 3, 2001