Imprisoned FARC combatant dies after lack of medical care

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The FARC have criticized negligent health care in Colombian prisons, which has led to the death of an imprisoned FARC combatant. On Friday 6th February Jhon Jairo Moreno Hernández died of a liver-related disease he had been suffering from since 2013. He had been included on a list of prisoners read more



Pardoned FARC combatant denounces threats after release

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A former imprisoned FARC combatant, who was one of a group of FARC members pardoned by the Colombian government and released as part of a humanitarian peace gesture, has reported death threats against him. Wilson Antonio López Tamayo, who had been gravely ill in prison, returned to Medellín to his read more



TUC, MPs and JFC send letters to Attorney General calling for Huber Ballesteros' release

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 5 February 2016

Since the arrest of the prominent trade union leader Huber Ballesteros, the TUC, Justice for Colombia and the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia have campaigned tirelessly for his release. Imprisoned on charges of ‘rebellion’ and ‘financing terrorism’, the case against Huber Ballesteros has been plagued by irregularities, an absence of due read more



Press release: Huber Ballesteros hearing 8 February

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 5 February 2016

Press release: International and National Campaign “I Name You Freedom” The National and International Campaign “I Name You Freedom” denounces the violations of the basic human rights of the imprisoned trade union leader Huber Ballesteros. It calls on international human rights organizations, the Office of the United Nations High read more



McGovern Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urging Support for Peace Process

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ahead of President Obama’s Meeting with Colombian President, McGovern Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urging Support for Peace Process WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of this week’s White House meeting between President Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a bipartisan group of 57 House lawmakers called on President Obama read more



Update from the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is a collective of over 500 peasant farmers in the Urabá region of North-West Colombia. Members formed the community in 1997 to resist displacement and declare themselves neutral in the midst of the armed conflict. Since then they have faced threats, read more



VIDEO: Colombian Government and FARC in EU Peace Event

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 29 January 2016

The FARC and the Colombian Government have taken part in a peace event in the European Parliament organised by JFC and the EU's Foreign Affairs Committee. There were interventions via video link from the Colombian Peace Commissioner Sergio Jaramillo and the Head of the FARC Peace delegation Ivan Marquez. To read more



Comunicado: Gobierno colombiano y FARC hablan del proceso de paz en el Parlamento Europeo

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 28 January 2016

Comunicado: Gobierno colombiano y FARC hablan del proceso de paz en el Parlamento Europeo La Comisión de Asuntos Exteriores del Parlamento Europeo (AFET) ha invitado a los negociadores del gobierno colombiano y de las FARC a una audiencia hoy, jueves 28 de enero a las 11.00am para hablar sobre el read more



PRESS: Colombian Government and FARC to Discuss Peace Talks in European Parliament

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 28 January 2016

Press Release Colombian Government and FARC to Discuss Peace Talks in European Parliament The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament (AFET) will be hosting negotiators from the Colombian government and the FARC at a formal hearing on Thursday 28th January at 11.00 to discuss the Colombian peace read more



IPU calls for case against Senator Iván Cepeda to be dropped

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 25 January 2016

The Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union has adopted a decision on the disciplinary charges brought against Colombian Senator Iván Cepeda by the Inspector General’s Office. They state they are “deeply concerned about the disciplinary proceedings under way against Senator Cepeda” and consider “that the read more