( Translated by Stephanie DiBello, a CSN volunteer translator )
The German – based international cooperation agency Terre des Hommes denounces the murder of two teachers , Mariela Diaz aand emerson Herrera, teacher s of the educational institution “La Concordia” in the municipality of La Hormiga in the Department of Putumayo. The two were killed in April 1st as they were heaading towards the building in the school they had worked for many years.
The teacher Mariela was six months pregnant at the time, taking two lives instead of one. These murders left 3 orphans and 2 families lamenting the deaths of their loved ones.
We are expressing our condolences and solidarity with the families of the teachers, and parents of the Colegio “La Concordia”. The school is currently working with the office of Pastoral Social of the Diocese of Mocoa on a social project with the support of the German Ministry of Cooperation and this organization Terre de Hommes. Mariela and Emerson were active participants in this project, working to create leadership among the girls, boys and youth in their region.
Please make pressure on the judicial organisms not to spare any efforts to clarify this crime and to capture those responsible for this horrendous crime. This is an important step so that impunity will not continue to preside over the lives and history of Colombians.
ACTION : PLEASE WRITE
To your members of Congress to inform them of this horrendous crime again against teachers.
Click on the CSN’s Action Center in our web site www.colombiasupport.net
Presidencia de la República
Dr. Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Presidente de la República
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Human Rights Office of the Colombian Army
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