Lisa Haugaard, LAWGEF Executive Director, Testifies before U.S. Congress on Human Rights Defenders in Colombia

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On May 17, 2012, Lisa Haugaard, executive director of the Latin America Working Group Education Fund testified before the United States Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the situation of human rights defenders in Colombia.

“The situation in 2012 continues to be grim,” says Lisa Haugaard in the official testimony. “In the first three months of the year, 13 human rights defenders were assassinated, according to Somos Defensores, with 64 acts of aggression during that same period.”

To view the testimony in English, click here.

To view the testimony in Spanish, click here.