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Bogota leader resigns due to human rights violations

Bogota leader resigns due to human rights violations

Bogota, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Human Rights director at the Secretariat of the Government of Bogota, Andres Idarraga, on Tuesday resigned due to deep differences with authorities amid police violence against demonstrators.
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Moreover, he decided to resign from District Administration due to the lack of a stance regarding human rights violations in the Colombian capital.

In his opinion, the capital administration has to guarantee human rights, and that means that, in situations of police abuse, clear attitudes must be assumed as a first authority to respect the victims and citizens.

A public stance on these events must be assumed because the lack of clarity and severity are driving the police to disobey the civil government and systematically attack, intimidate the population and continue doing this in the territories like nothing, he points out in his resignation letter.

He believes that the government secretariat must take a position regarding police violence acts that remain unpunished.

It is disturbing to note that some police officers who witnessed the torture in Ciudad Bolivar or the events involving officers and firefighters against a family in the town of Bosa have remained in service and so far no disciplinary measure have been taken, he emphasizes. pgh/aph/mem/otf

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