Today we give thanks to the God of life that Claudia Maria Mayorga, a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and peace builder was released on November 1, 2012 after eight months of imprisonment. Earlier this year she was charged with rebellion for allegedly conspiring against the Colombian state. Her friends and family never lost hope; partly because she always had the help of lawyers but above all because of the resilience of this beautiful family.
Her arrest is an example of the many injustices perpetrated on a daily basis by the state against Colombian human rights workers and the facts of which never surface. CPT accompanies Mayorga’s son, Carlos Morales, a popular educator and organizer for The Corporation for Humanitarian Action, Coexistence and Peace in Northeast Antioquia (CAHUCOPANA). CAHUCOPANA and other organizations have maintained the position that the detention of Mayorga and other leaders is part of a repressive strategy of the Colombian state against community processes and human rights organizations who denounce the continuing violations of the state.
We want to honor the good name of this woman who has dedicated her life to peace, through concrete action in a land where violence was sown. Just in time justice has come for Claudia so she can be with the people she loves and those who love her. She is committed to building a country that for this season of Christmas and joy, only demands justice, peace and love.
To all of you who prayed, Thank you. Just in time!