Just a few days passed from the signing of the new Peace Agreement in Havana and in Colombia only this week four civil society leaders have been killed, while last week, two members of the FARC were killed by the army.
In a letter addressed to President Santos, 40 MEPs from different political parties and groups supported the new peace agreement with the FARC and called for a speedy endorsement, keeping the victims at the center of the agreement.
The Tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism of the Ceasefire and Bilateral and Definitive Hostilities is investigating the events that took place on November 15 in the municipality of Santa Rosa, south of the department of Bolívar, which resulted in death of two people from the FARC-EP. The situation of a third member of the FARC-EP, unharmed, is being investigated.
On Monday the UN has set in motion the verification of the bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian State and the FARC-EP. The ceasefire has been called by the parties last August, in the last stage of the peace negotiations in Havana.
More than five hundred victims and human rights organizations, represented by different platforms, issued a statement to the delegations negotiating the agreements, reaffirming their support for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace agreed in Havana as a contribution to the fight against impunity.
According to the Information System on Attacks on Human Rights Defenders 19 activists have been killed and there have been a total of 63 individual attacks, in the period between July and September 2016.
The people of Colombia will march again on Wednesday, October 19, to demand the implementation of the Final Peace Agreement signed on 26 September by the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP).
According to a report published by Agencia de Prensa IPC, two women have been murdered on Thursday 13 October in the borough of Buenos Aires, in Caceres, Antioquia.