The United States applauds the work of Colombian Human Rights Defenders

The United States Ambassador, William R. Brownfield, met yesterday with the President of human rights organization Fundación Antonio Restrepo Barco, Marco Cruz. The Ambassador congratulated Mr. Cruz for his work to influence policies and provide health and education assistance to Colombia’s most vulnerable populations, including children, women, the displaced, and victims of violence. The Ambassador expressed sorrow that three of the Restrepo Barco program participants had been killed in May. Ambassador Brownfield underscored the courage of human rights defenders and civil society leaders who frequently receive unwarranted threats because of their valuable work.

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