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Colombia - Ruling on journalist's abduction and torture points way for courts

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is cautiously pleased by attorney-general Eduardo Montealegre's 20 September statement finally recognizing that journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima's torture by alleged paramilitaries in 2000 was a "crime against humanity." The case was a classic example of the systematic persecution of journalists during Colombia's armed conflict. "The attorney-general has had to reverse his original rejection of human rights prosecutor Bibiana Orozco's favourable ruling," Reporters (...)

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