"Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya asked this Wednesday (May 24) the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP, by its Spanish acronym) to open a macro case on sexual violence and that a special intelligence group be created to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cartagena de Indias.
In October 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) condemned the Colombian State for violations of the rights of Bedoya, who was kidnapped by paramilitaries who raped her and subjected her to other abuses.
The threats Bedoya received since 1998 for her work in the newspaper El Espectador and an attack against her and her mother in 1999 had little echo in the Colombian justice system until the worst happened. On May 25, 2000, she was kidnapped by paramilitaries outside the La Modelo prison in Bogota, while she was doing a journalistic investigation."
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