One year on, where is Sandra?

Sandra Viviana

Today marks the first anniversary of the disappearance of 26-year-old Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego, an environmental engineer and activist from Cali, Colombia.

At the time of her disappearance, Sandra was on her way to the National University in Palmira, Valle del Cauca Department.

Her identity card and cell phone were found a few days later near where she was supposed to catch a bus.

According to her family, Sandra may have been approached by criminals close to her parents home. However, political motives for her disappearance have not been ruled out.

Last year demonstrations were held in Colombia and people around the world including many of you sent messages of support telling for the authorities to step up their search.

Despite these calls there has been no official response on the search for Sandra Viviana.

Please ask the National Attorney General to provide an update on the status of the investigation and outline how she plans to proceed.