COLOMBIA: Update on Colombian conscientious objector Frank Yair Estrada Marin
More than one month after his illegal recruitment, Colombian
conscientious objector Frank Yair Estrada Marin is still in the hands
of the military. On the morning of 5 May, Frank Yair Estrada Marin was
taken by soldiers from the Batallon Pedro Justo Berrio to the batallon,
under the pretext that they needed to perform a medical examination to
verify his ability to perform military service. However, because Frank
Yair Estrada Marin did not have a military card (libreta militar), he
was immediately recruited, under protest of Frank Yair Estrada Marin,
who declared that he did not agree with any of the armed groups in
Colombia, because he is a conscientious objector.
More information on his case is available in a co-alert from 1 June 2007.
War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to:
Defensora del pueblo Medellín
Oficina Principal - Dirección: Carrera 42 No. 47 - 21 (Medellín -
Teléfono: +57-4 2181577 - 2163826 - 2160605 -
Correo electrónico: email@example.com
Defensora del pueblo regional: Sandra María Rojas Manrique
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612a.html
Jairo Herrán Vargas
calle 44Nº 52 165, Oficina 1101, Fax +57-4-381 18 47, Email
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612b.html
Anibal Gaviria Correa.
Gobernador de Antioquia
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20070612c.html
War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of
Frank Yair Estrada Marin from military service.
War Resisters' International
Archives of co-alert can be found at http://wri-irg.org/news/alerts