November 20, 1997
Case: Jairo Elías Márquez
Publisher, owner and reporter of the magazine El Marqués in Armenio, Quindío
He left the magazine and was about to get into his car when he was intercepted by two armed motorcyclists, who shot him three times.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
On July 21, 1999 José Edgar García González was ordered held in custody on a charge of aggravated homicide. On September 23, 1999 he was released and on July 23, 2001 the investigation against him was ended due to the evidence against him being determined to be unfounded.
Suspects not charged: (+)
Bernardo Marulanda Osorio, a suspect, was ordered held in preventive custody but the order with revoked on July 23, 2001 because he died.
In June 2007, the Attorney General’s Office announced that there was “new evidence and a report has been received from the Judicial Police.”
On March 31, 2006 the Colombian Attorney General’s Office agreed to pursue the case.
On September 23, 1999 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR.