Another political activist assassinated in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Another political activist has been assassinated in Colombia, only last weekend 3 activists were killed in the country. Fraidan Cortés, from Bajo Calima near the city of Buenaventura, was shot dead by 3 men on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November. Fraidan was a member of the Peasant Farmers' Association read more



Early Day Motion in British Parliament denounces paramilitary action in Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 24 November 2016

An Early Day Motion was tabled by six MPs in response to the recenty wave of killings of political activists in Colombia. Early Day Motion 704 Paramilitary activity in Colombia That This House; welcomes the revised peace agreement reached in Colombia this week between the Government of Colombia and the read more



Declaración en el Parlamento británico en contra de recientes asesinatos en Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Doce parlamentarios de tres partidos diferentes firmaron una declaración en respuesta a los recientes asesinatos de miembros de la Marcha Patriótica. 22.11.2016 Acción Paramilitar en Colombia Este congreso: celebra el nuevo acuerdo anunciado esta semana en Colombia entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC-EP; está preocupado por la intensificación read more



El Grupo Parlamentario Amigos de Colombia condena asesinatos de activistas políticos

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 22 November 2016

El Grupo Parlamentario Amigos de Colombia, que representa a más de 80 miembros del parlamento británico, condena la reciente ola de asesinatos de activistas políticos y defensores de derechos humanos en Colombia. Nos conmocionó que en el espacio de un fin de semana, tres líderes sociales fueron asesinados en Colombia read more



Parliamentary Friends of Colombia condemns recent killings in Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Parliamentary Friends of Colombia, which represents more than 80 Members of the UK Parliament, condemns the recent wave of assassinations of political activists and human rights defenders in Colombia. We are shocked that in the space of just 48 hours, three social leaders were assassinated in Colombia and two read more



3 activists killed and 2 assassination attempts in one weekend in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 21 November 2016

In just one weekend, five political activists have been assassinated in Colombia and two more had attempts on their lives. At 5pm on Friday 18th November, the body of Erley Monroy was discovered in the town of San Vicente de Caguán, Southern Colombia. He was a member of the peasant read more



Declaración de Workers Uniting sobre el nuevo acuerdo de paz entre las FARC y el Gobierno

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Declaración de Workers Uniting sobre el nuevo acuerdo de paz entre las FARC y el Gobierno de Colombia Acordado al segundo congreso de Workers Uniting Washington del 14 al 15 de noviembre 2016. Workers Uniting representa a 2,5 millones de trabajadores en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, el Reino Unido e read more



Workers Uniting Statement on the renewed Peace agreement between the FARC and Colombian government

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Workers Uniting Statement on the renewed Peace agreement between the FARC and Colombian government Agreed by the second Workers Uniting congress. Washington, 14 – 15 November 2016. Workers Uniting representing 2.5 million workers in the United States, Canada, UK and Ireland, welcomes the new peace agreement struck between the FARC read more



Police officers collaborating with paramilitaries in different areas of Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

In recent months a number of internal investigations have found police officers to be cooperating with paramilitary groups. As the Police have focused greater energy on the activities of the paramilitary groups they have often ended up arresting members of the institution itself. In September two separate operations saw 26 read more



British Minister quizzed on Colombia trade union abuses

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Question submitted by the Labour MP Catherine West to the Minister of state for Latin America. 14 November 2016 Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) To ask the Secretary of State for read more