Kerry Kennedy's Remarks for the Public Ceremony of State Responsibility recognition in the Nelson Carvajal et al. v. Colombia Case
I am deeply moved to join you today. Many beautiful things have been said about Nelson Carvajal. About the way he inspired his students. About his love for his incredibly close knit family. About his dogged determination to rout out the corruption that was destroying his community and harming his country. About his bravery to continue to ask questions even after his life was threatened. About how Nelson, in his fight for justice, and his belief in the freedom of the press, not only fought for Pitalito, but also fought for freedom of the press across Colombia and around the world.