I/A Court HR asks the State of Colombia to protect the lives of Jineth Bedoya and her mother

"The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a resolution to adopt provisional measures in the Bedoya Lima and another v. Colombia Case, by virtue of which the Colombian State is ordered to immediately implement all the necessary measures to protect the life and personal integrity of the alleged victims Jineth Bedoya Lima and Luz Nelly Lima."

LJR Note: Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, current deputy editor of newspaper El Tiempo, was abducted for 16 hours at the entrance to the Modelo prison in Bogotá, on May 25, 2000, when she was reporting on the death of 26 inmates and alleged arms trafficking inside the jail. During her abduction, she was tortured, beaten and sexually abused.


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