November 23, 2020 BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence indicates most of the 24 inmates killed during a prison riot in Colombia’s capital earlier this year over fears that crowded, unhygienic conditions would fuel a virus outbreak were shot to death intentionally, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. Inmates point from inside of La Modelo prison in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Last modified on Wed 1 Jul 2020 13.07 EDT. AFP via Getty Images. AFP Published at 11:46 am March 23rd, 2020 A view of smoke coming out of La Modelo prison after a riot by prisoners demanding the government to take healthcare measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota, Colombia on March 22, 2020 Reuters. “Our assessment shows the atrocity of the vandalism, the atrocity of the violence that took place yesterday. “Destroying the city won’t put an end to police abuses,” she warned. Colombia may release some prisoners after deadly riots over coronavirus Inmates extend their hands at the Modelo prison in Bogota, Colombia, after a deadly riot on March 22, 2020. Colombia riots: Several dead in protests over police violence Protesters clashed with police following the death of a taxi driver in police custody. In the past, prosecutors have said they are continuing to interview witnesses but have not yet charged anyone in the deaths or injuries. Prisoners said it was intended to be a peaceful protest. ELN and other guerilla groups have recently been responsible for killing people failing to abide by lockdown measures as a way of imposing their control over local populations. She will become Colombia’s new inspector general in January – a move that Human Rights Watch says raises serious concerns about conflicts of interest in ensuring a thorough probe. Violent protests broke out in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday night following the death of a man who was shocked with a stun gun by the police. The protests started in Bogotá, the country's capital, following the death of Javier Ordóñez while in police custody on 9 September 2020. Twenty-four inmates were killed and 83 were injured during protests in … ... Colombia news Covid-19 coronavirus news. In Bogotá, rioters targeted police posts known as CAIs, small police stations often consisting of just one room spread across the city, attacking more than 40 of them and burning 12 down. - STR / AFP. … Why do you continue harming him if he’s said please?” says the man filming the incident. He has permanently lost use of the limb. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence indicates most of the 24 inmates killed during a prison riot in Colombia’s capital earlier this year over fears that crowded, unhygienic conditions would fuel a virus outbreak were shot to death intentionally, according to … Photo by Daniel Munoz / AFP via Getty Images Violent protests against police brutality that started in Bogota spread across Colombia on Thursday in a second night of chaos. Sun 22 Mar 2020 14.01 EDT. Bogotá’s left-wing mayor, Claudia López, condemned what she described as “unacceptable police brutality” but also urged protesters to refrain from violence and vandalism. pic.twitter.com/atTgi2LDAV, — Inti Asprilla (@intiasprilla) September 9, 2020. Most protests started out peacefully before quickly descending into violent standoffs. Protests against police violence erupt in Colombia People spray paint on police riot shields as they protest outside a police station after a man, who was detained for … The protests began after Javier Ordóñez, a law student working as a taxi driver during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning. March 22, 2020 BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least 23 inmates died in clashes with prison authorities over the weekend after what prisoners described as … A police officer in riot gear stands behind a burning barricade during protests, in Bogota, Colombia, September 10, 2020. Colombia suffered deadly riots as citizens took to the street to protest police brutality. September 11, 2020. She is not hopeful that anyone will held accountable. “Most of the gunshot wounds described in the autopsy reports are consistent with having been produced with the objective of killing,” the experts found. The report does not determine who fired in the chaotic moments of the March 21 uprising, but it raises new questions about compliance with international human rights law and the importance of a thorough investigation. But videos taken by those inside painted an unruly scene, with inmates yelling from outside their cells and the sound of gunfire piercing the air. Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the death of a lawyer under police custody, in Bogota on September 9, 2020. He also forcefully condemned the rioting and pledged to deploy 1,600 more police to restore law and order. “He’s telling you ‘please,’ we’re recording you, don’t continue. “They have us like dogs!”. “The Government’s policy is zero tolerance with the violation of the law and constitutional norms (…) for that reason, we once again reject, with pain and indignation, the facts that could compromise two police officers, and which concluded in the death of Mr. Ordóñez,” he continued. The two police officers involved in the killing have been suspended and Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo ordered an internal investigation into the incident. Coronavirus fears spur riots in Colombia’s overcrowded prisons by Adriaan Alsema March 22, 2020 Inmates’ fears that prison guards are not doing enough to prevent coronavirus outbreaks inside Colombia’s notoriously overcrowded and unhygienic prisons turned violent on Saturday. © … pic.twitter.com/ozwh2YKCup. (CNN) A prison riot in Colombia prompted by coronavirus fears has left at least 23 inmates dead and 83 injured, the country's Ministry of Justice … As of 15 September, 13 people have died and over 400 have been injured as part of the protests. Reports indicate police used a taser to electrocute Ordóñez to death. According to international human rights law, governments must protect the lives of those in custody and quickly investigate any deaths. Violent riots broke out this Wednesday in Bogota (Colombia), killing five, after the death of a man victim of a police blunder, whose video had been broadcast on social networks. pic.twitter.com/unRGCtNNnb, — Policía de Colombia (@PoliciaColombia) September 9, 2020. 10 Sep 2020 390. A sign hanged by inmates reading 'More than 30 dead' is seen after a riot at the Modelo prison in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. by Adriaan Alsema November 21, 2020. You can email him at bkew@breitbart.com. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least seven people have died and hundreds more were injured during anti-police riots in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Wednesday after police killed a taxi driver after violating quarantine restrictions. Last November, mass protests were held across the country demanding a peace deal with the Marxist terror organization National Liberation Army (ELN), which has carried out multiple atrocities in recent years. Footage from the incident shows Ordóñez, who police stopped on suspicion of violating quarantine restrictions, being held down and repeatedly tasered, presumably after refusing to cooperate. Andrea Benitez’s 30-year-old uncle was among those injured in the upheaval. “This new report is based on official documentation pointing to the intentional killing of detainees, yet there is little sign of progress in the investigation,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. Video circulating on social media appears to show Ordóñez saying “enough please, enough, no more, please” and “I’m choking” as officers kneel on him. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least 23 inmates died in clashes with prison authorities over the weekend after what prisoners described Violence broke out in the prison out of inmates' fears that authorities are not doing enough to prevent coronavirus inside overcrowded prisons. It took the family several days to track down his whereabouts and while they have been working with an attorney, thus far they’ve gotten few answers. Latin AmericaLaw and OrderNational SecurityBogotáColombiaPoliceRiotsSouth America. Llegó la hora de enfrentar decididamente al abuso policial, en los próximos días radicaremos proyecto de ley para luchar contra este flagelo, esperamos el apoyo de todas las fuerzas políticas del Congreso. Colombian prosecutors on Friday charged two police officers with torture and aggravated homicide after the death of a man in custody sparked deadly rioting in the capital and other cities. A Javier Ordóñez dos policías lo llenaron de taser hasta matarlo!!! 3:18. In the latest incident, a law student was beaten & tasered to death in front of his apartment as friends and family looked on in horror. Ordóñez later died in the hospital, leading to a wave of riots. At least 23 people have died and dozens more are injured following a riot over coronavirus in La Modelo prison in the Colombian capital Bogota, the country's justice ministry has said. “They have us abandoned here!” one inmate exclaimed. Prison riots in Colombia over virus fears leave at least 23 dead >> Julie Turkewitz, The New York Times Published: 23 Mar 2020 10:26 AM BdST Updated: 23 Mar 2020 10:26 AM BdST Some protested against income inequality, corruption, police brutality and various proposed economic and political reforms proposed by the government of Iván Duque Márquez, others against the few violent protestors and in favor of the Colombian peace process, etc. Riot in Colombia prison over virus fears leaves 23 dead. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence indicates most of the 24 inmates killed during a prison riot in Colombia’s capital earlier this year over fears that crowded, unhygienic conditions would fuel a virus outbreak were shot to death intentionally, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. The unrest has since spread to many cities throughout Colombia. The 2019–2020 Colombian protests are a collection of protests that began on 21 November 2019. She said he was shot in the arm and lost so much blood that he arrived at the hospital unconscious. Desde @Bogota rechazamos el abuso policial.Presidiré la mesa de DDHH y Convivencia Distrital para que en conjunto con @PGN_COL @DefensoriaCol logremos una reforma seria al interior de la Policía, que no puede quedarse en excusas de manzanas aisladas ni anuncios de investigación. The Colombian attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (AP) Bogota Mayor Lopez will meet with President Ivan Duque and the inspector general - charged with investigating public officials - later on Friday, she said in a Twitter post. Riots broke out in Bogota after police violence on September 10, 2020. © Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the death of a lawyer under police custody, in Bogota on September 9, 2020. Justice Minister Margarita Cabello initially described the events as an attempted prison escape, though that account was refuted by activists. This assessment mourns for society every time human lives are lost and it mourns society every time it gave rise to the damage to public goods that are at the service of the citizenry,” Trujillo said. El señor ministro de defensa @CarlosHolmesTru junto al señor subdirector general @GrGustavoMoreno se permiten hacer las siguientes declaraciones con respecto a los hechos sucedidos en la localidad de Engativá #Bogotá. In response to the … Here we sit after almost 6 months in quarantine because of the virus and just as we get a glimpse of the proverbial "Light at the end of the Tunnel" with a planned September 21st resumption of international flights to Cali/Medellin/Cartagena and wham! “That’s a waste of time.”, Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians demonstrated for various reasons. Her uncle suffers from mental health issues and hasn’t provided them any details either. Prison advocates said the inmates organized a nationwide protest to draw attention to their dire conditions: prisoners housed six to a cell, sleeping in the hallways, with no effort to isolate inmates with conditions that made them especially vulnerable to the disease. “Here in Colombia it’s difficult,” she said. The attack was apparently unprovoked. Buses and police stations were set on fire, and seven people died in the demonstrations, authorities say. ... — RT (@RT_com) March 22, 2020. Protests broke out in the neighborhood of Engativá, where the incident took place, before spreading across the city and eventually to other parts of the country. The riots are merely the latest example of major social unrest in Colombia wreaked by the political left. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — At least seven people have died and hundreds more were injured during anti-police riots in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Wednesday after police killed a taxi driver after violating quarantine restrictions. The riot at La Modelo prison happened in the early months of the pandemic when case numbers were still low but fears increasingly high. The Javier Ordóñez protests refers to a series of ongoing protests and riots in Colombia. Follow Ben Kew on Parler, Facebook, or Twitter. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Hundreds of thousands of left-wing activists took to the streets throughout Colombia Thursday to demonstrate against President Iván Duque, resulting in violent clashes between protesters and the police. pic.twitter.com/PlaqDInrz3, — Claudia López (@ClaudiaLopez) September 9, 2020. A riot police officer is hit by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators in Medellin, Colombia. Artwork courtesy of @PATATAdibujo #colombialivesmatter #colombianlivesmatter Colombia’s national strike: the beginning of the end of Ivan Duque. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. The Independent Forensic Expert Group and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims concluded that none of the dead were shot in a way that indicates whover fired only wanted to injure them. Coordinated riots across Colombia’s prison system on Saturday evening left 23 inmates dead at one Bogota jail and two in a maximum security facility 100 miles north-east of the capital. Now major un-rest and riots breaking out in Bogota and elsewhere in the country.. A demonstrator protects members of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad during an anti-government demonstration near the Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia, 21 September 2020. The organization said autopsy reports it commissioned from independent forensic experts shed light on one of the deadliest prison uprisings in the nation’s recent history. Violent riots broke out in prisons across Colombia on March 21 over prisoners’ fears about the spread of Covid-19 within overcrowded detention centres. The relative of an inmate cries as she speaks on the phone outside La Modelo jail in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Was refuted by activists the riot at La Modelo prison in Bogota and elsewhere in the killing been! 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