Denmark’s 2004 Peace Prize was awarded to Luz Perly Córdoba on Wednesday, 31st March 2004. Luz Perly was unable to receive the award in person as she remains detained in Bogotá since 18 February 2004. The award was given to a representative of Luz Perly at a ceremony in the office of Copenhagen’s Mayor Per Bregengaard in the Municipal Palace in Copenhagan.
Luz Perly Córdoba Mosquera was chosen by the Bjorneklo Committee for her outstanding role as a defender of the rights of the peasant population in Colombia. She is president of the Peasants Association of Arauca (ACA) and Secretary General of FENSUAGRO-CUT, an agrarian federation regrouping different trade unions, social associations and committees working for justice and social change in Colombia. She was arrested arbitrarily on 18 February 2004 and remains in custody in Bogotá.