On June 14th, 2007, intruders broke into the Bogotá office of the Christian Center for Justice, Peace, and Non-Violent Action (Justapaz). They stole two computers that contained sensitive information on victims and witnesses of human rights abuses. The theft of human rights information is a tactic designed to silence human rights and peace advocates, and, in the Colombian context, represents a serious threat to the individuals named in the documents. The Justapaz break-in was not an isolated incident: it is the sixth in a series of recent “political” thefts in Colombia.
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Added by ICPJ on November 9, 2007