March 20, 1997
Case: Gerardo Bedoya Borrero
Op-ed page editor of the newspaper El País, Cali, Valle del Cauca. He was also director of the Colombian Studies Center of the National Conservative Party.
He was heading to his vehicle after a visit at an apartment complex when an individual approached him and shot him five times.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Edgar José Astaiza, the only person arrested as alleged perpetrator named by the investigators from the Public Proesecutor’s Office Tecdnical Investigations Corps, was released.
Suspects not charged: (+)
On September 23, 1999 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR.