Alfonso Campos Martinez
Director de la Unidad Nacional de Protección
Carrera 63 # 14 – 97 / Primer Piso
Puente Aranda / Bogotá D.C.

Jani Silva

Dear Mr. Campos,

I am writing to express concern for the safety Jani Silva, a human rights defender from the Association for the Integral and Sustainable Development of the Amazon Pearl (ADISPA), advocating for peace and the environment in Putumayo.

Jani has faced at least 5 different security incidents since the COVID-19 quarantine started. On July 2, Inter-ecclesial Commission of Justice and Peace (Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz) received information of an ongoing plan to kill her.

We urge you grant Jani Silva an armoured vehicle for her transportation; give her access to a protected boat to ensure her transportation back and forth from the Peasant Reservation Area of the Amazon Pearl; change her bodyguards; and ensure there is police protection while she is at her home.

Yours sincerely,