ULDARICO FLOREZ – Human Rights Lawyer, Executive Member of La Asociación Colombiana de Abogados Defensores de Derechos Humanos “Eduardo Umaña Mendoza”

At roughly 9:00 p.m. on December 26, 2003 Uldarico Florez made telephone arrangements to meet with family members later that night in the Kennedy district of Bogotá for a celebration. Unfortunately, Florez never made it to this event. An exhaustive search by friends and family over the following weekend was unable to locate him and he has not been seen since.

Given the high number of “disappearances” of human rights defenders in Colombia LRWC is very concerned for the safety of Mr. Florez. LRWC has written the Colombian government asking that a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Mr. Florez be undertaken and that those responsible for his disappearance be dealt with in an appropriate manner.


Letter Written January 6, 2004