April 11, 1999
Case: Hernando Rangel Moreno
Editor and owner of the newspapers Sur 30 días, Magdalena 30 días and Región in El Banco, Magdalena.
He was on the balcony of a neighbor’s house watching a boxing match when a man approached from behind and shot him four times in the head. The gunman fled.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Fidias Zeider Ospino, former mayor, was held in preventive custody on January 6, 2000, alleged to be the mastermind. On March 10, 2000 the State Attorney’s Office overturned the action and ordered his immediate release.
Suspects not charged: (+)
In 2006 the Colombian Attorney Generals’ Office agreed to work on this case.
On July 3, 2000 the IAPA submitted the case to the IACHR, which asked for evidence that domestic legal action deadlines had passed.