Canadian Ambassador Marcel Lebleu visits the office of dh Colombia

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On December 2, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project posted, “Today, the Canadian Ambassador, Marcel Lebleu, visited the office of the Association Network of Human Rights Defenders of Colombia (DH Colombia) and met with some of its members.”

“[The ambassador visited] in order to learn about the work they are doing in the search for justice and truth of many victims of the armed conflict and victims of human rights violations, as in the case of the journalist Claudia Julieta Duque. Due to this work in defense of human rights, they have received and continue to receive numerous threats, harassment, accusations.”

PBI-Colombia highlights, “We thank the Canadian Embassy in Colombia for their support of human rights organizations and defenders in Colombia.”

As noted on the dh Colombia Facebook page, its mission is to “defend the rights of victims of serious human rights violations based on a strategic litigation methodology.”

Germán Romero Sánchez (second from the right in the photo) of dh Colombia met with the ambassador. You can read more about him in this PBI-Canada article: Colombian human rights lawyer Germán Romero Sánchez receives death threat.

You can also read more about the work of dh Colombia and lawyer Jorge Molano in this PBI-Colombia overview. PBI-Colombia has accompanied Molano since 2009.

Following the visit by the Canadian ambassador, dh Colombia posted, “Thanks to PBI for all its support and solidarity with the cause of the defense of human rights in Colombia.”

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