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Garifuna letter on behalf of Angel Colon
Published on August 9, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

From: The United Garifuna Association Inc., Garifuna Nation Inc. All Affiliated Garifuna Organizations and the Garifuna People worldwide

To: His Excellency Edwardo Medina Mora The Mexican Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Milla Reyes The Honduran Ambassador to the United States and Her Excellency La Celia A. Prince The Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Ambassador to the United States

Subject: The Unlawful Imprisonment of Angel Colon in Mexican Prison

Dear Sir,

It has been brought to the attention of the officers and members of the United Garifuna Association Inc., the Garifuna Nation Inc. and the Garifuna community worldwide, that the former President of OPHRANEH in Honduras a reputable Garifuna organization namely; Angel Amilcar Colon Quevedo was picked up in 2009 by Mexican authorities in Tijuana, Mexico while he was travelling from his home in Honduras to the United States.

He was later detained arrested and eventually imprisoned and was being tortured in Mexican prison to give a forced confession to incriminate himself for crimes he did not commit. If the alleged information that we have received are in fact true, this is a gross violation of International Law and the laws of Mexico. From 2009 to 2014 is five years of imprisonment for any person without being granted due process for alleged crimes.

We are asking that your Ministers of Foreign Affairs look into this matter on our behalf and provide us with some information so that we can relay it to his family, his love ones, the Garifuna people and all the Garifuna organizations that are affiliated with us worldwide.

We are thankful to Amnesty International for all the efforts they have been engaged in over the years, to bring a resolution to this tragic incident. Looking forward to hear from you and your governments at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully Submitted,
Wellington C. Ramos
Vice-President United Garifuna Association Inc.
Director of Governmental Affairs Garifuna Nation
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