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Colombian Ombudsman’s Office counts out 24 deaths in current crisis

Colombian Ombudsman’s Office counts out 24 deaths in current crisis

Bogota, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's Ombudsman's Office confirmed 24 deaths in protests from April 28 until today, data that contradict reports from other institutions.

According to the briefing, at the closure of Wednesday’s data, the population reported 89 allegedly missing persons.

The report showed that the Ombudsman’s Office in coordination with the Prosecutor’s Office verified the appearance of 38 people.

It also checked the situation of 1,409 people taken to Immediate Reaction Units, police stations and transfer centers for protection during the demonstrations.

The entity reported 38 members of the public force injured and 21 Immediate Attention Commands ‘vandalized, most of them in Bogota.’

The authors of that briefing assured to have mediated in the opening of a humanitarian route from Tocancipa, Cundinamarca, to Floridablanca, Santander, to allow the passage of oxygen for the attention of 220 patients of the International Hospital of Colombia, who required this input.

The Ombudsman’s Office referred to have accompanied 493 mobilizations throughout the country during the aforementioned period, and assisted 151 citizens with public defenders in the exercise of their rights.


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