The Guardian | 6/17/2011 11:00:00 AM
Ana Fabricia Córdoba: a death foretold
June 17--A Colombian activist predicted her own murder – respect her memory by launching an inquiry into abuse by security services.
She was shot dead on a bus by a lone gunman last week.
Córdoba moved to Medellín, Colombia's second city, after her husband and oldest son were killed by paramilitary groups. Once in Medellín, she became an outspoken opposition voice, losing yet another son last year. She always maintained that her son was killed by the police, an accusation made publicly on national television. Foolhardy? Perhaps, but symptomatic of her belief in using her voice in favour of those victims of the conflict who, unlike her, don't have a public platform to speak from.
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