A group of students at Washington D.C.’s Georgetown University “alerted” the United States Department of Justice about former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe‘s violations of human rights, Caraco Radio reports.
Under the name of “Coalition Adios Uribe,” protesters criticized Uribe’s human rights records during his eight years as president. The students decided to present their complaints in front of the U.S. Department of Justice, which is seeking information on human rights abusers who have entered the United States.
“Uribe has to be brought to justice …. rather than be given a platform to promote a distorted version of his presidency,” Charity Ryerson, a law student said. “The victims deserve better policies.”
The group highlighted the number of rights violations that occurred during Uribe’s presidency at the Department of Justice, including the “Operation Genesis” and the displacement of thousands of Colombians.
Students and professors in September protested former Colombian President Uribe’s appointment as invited professor. Uribe returns this week to the U.S. university to give talks.