He is currently being held prisoner by the military troops in the same way the paramilitaries normally do: they say that if one of Areiza?s family members or acquaintances comes forward they will release him, ignoring the presence of the large group of people from the community who all know him; Wber grew up in our Peace Community.
Therefore, we urgently call on the national and international community to urge the national government and authorities to free Wber Areiza immediately. We are concerned that Areiza may be turned over to the paramilitaries who patrol the region in total complicity with the military. Areiza had already been threatened by the soldiers on January 15, 2014.
Peace Community of San José de Apartadó
February 8, 2014