Director of Search Unit for Missing Persons (UBPD) speaks at launch of CREDHOS report forced disappearances in Magdalena Medio region
On July 22, CREDHOS tweeted: “Intervention by Luz Marina Monzón, Director of the Missing Persons Search Unit, saluting the work carried out by the Corporation #Credhos in the documentation of Cases in Magdalena Medio.”
Monzón is the director of the Search Unit for Missing Persons (UBPD). She has previously stated: “We are looking for 120,000 missing people.”
Today, the UBPD also tweeted: “Monzón, makes her intervention in the delivery of the report ‘We Are Looking For You: Report on Forced Disappearance in the Magdalena Medio Region’ by @Credhos_Paz to the Comprehensive System for Peace.”
Monzón stated: “This is not only the delivery of a report it is the continuation of the work that we have to continue strengthening in the territory with the participation of civil society organizations.”
She has also written: “Human rights organizations and the families of the victims have mobilized different actions, strategies and alliances to ensure that today there are mechanisms that seek to remedy the historical lack of protection of the State.”
She adds: “The complaints that today are made of the existence of missing persons during the national strike and the uncertainty about the fate of detained persons are a manifestation of the need to reinforce the effectiveness of the mechanisms to guarantee the prevention and non-repetition of arrests and disappearances.”
To watch the video of the event, click here.
PBI-Colombia has accompanied the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) since 1994.