Justice for Colombia denounces disciplinary case against the Senator Ivan Cepeda

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Justice for Colombia denounces disciplinary case against the Senator Ivan Cepeda as politically motivated attack Justice for Colombia denounces in the strongest possible terms the disciplinary charges announced on 19th October, being brought against the Senator Ivan Cepeda by Colombia’s Inspector General, Alejandro Ordoñez. Ivan Cepeda has for many years read more



Recent Questions on Colombia in the UK Parliament

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

Written questions submitted by Mark Durkan MP and Rob Flello MP in September and October 2015. 19 October 2015 Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle To ask the Secretary of read more



Eight candidates killed in lead up to regional elections

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

Regional elections took place in Colombia this weekend but the campaign, as ever, was blighted by death threats, physical attacks and murder of aspiring candidates. Reflecting the extremity of the violence in Colombia, the 2015 regional elections were considered to be the least violent for many years yet eight candidates read more



“Chop houses” exist in Medellin

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

Medellin is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people visiting Colombia. Promoted as a modern vibrant city what often goes unannounced is the deep rooted social conflict particularly evident in the surrounding neighbourhoods. After a recent UN report documented Medellin as the most unequal city in Colombia, more read more



Supreme Court to investigate Uribe for role in El Aro massacre

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

The Public prosecution Office has given the green light to call the ex-president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe to testify in response to an investigation into his role in the 1997 massacre of seventeen people in El Aro, in the Department of Antioquia. Uribe will also be questioned about his role read more



International Red Cross denounces treatment of Colombian prisoners

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

The International Red Cross has denounced that there is still much to do to protect the dignity of the more than 120,000 prisoners in Colombia. The denouncement formed part of a campaign to raise awareness about the rights of prisoners amongst the population and ensure that there is a concerted read more



Displacement after Colombian military target leader of EPL guerrillas

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 26 October 2015

In the northeastern region of catatumbo the last remaining troops of the EPL guerrilla group, formed in the 1960s as a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla force critical of the Soviet Union, were targeted in a major military operation. As a result, the enigmatic leader, Megateo was reported to be killed. The impact read more



NOTA DE PRENSA: Delegación Internacional se reúne con los negociadores de las FARC

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 23 October 2015

Nota de prensa PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA Delegación de Irlanda del Norte y el Congreso Nacional Africano (CNA) de Sudáfrica se reúne con los negociadores de las FARC 23 de octubre de 2015, La Habana Una delegación internacional de paz que incluye a miembros del CNA y actores que participaron en read more



PRESS RELEASE: Cross-party Belfast delegation and ANC meet with FARC peace negotiators

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 23 October 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cross-party Belfast delegation and ANC meet with FARC peace negotiators 23 October 2015, Havana An international peace delegation including senior ANC representatives and actors involved in the Good Friday Agreement are in Havana, Cuba to meet with negotiators in the Colombian peace talks. The delegation will be read more



Workers Uniting write letter to Colombian President in response to recent threats

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 15 October 2015

Letter sent by Unite and United Steel Workers to the Colombian President in response to a death threat sent to leading activists and the ongoing imprisonment of Huber ballesteros and Feliciano Valencia. President Juan Manuel SantosPresident of the Republic of ColombiaCarrera 8 No. 7-26, Palacio de NariñoBogota, read more



Ex-Mayor and Patriotic March member killed

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 12 October 2015

Benicio Flor, the ex-Mayor of Suarez in North Cauca was killed yesterday on Sunday 11 October 2015. Flor was a recognised political activist, part of the PUPSOC organisation active in southwest Colombia with which JFC has very close relations. Over recent years members of PUPSOC have hosted delegations in the read more



Death threat sent to leading political activists

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 12 October 2015

On 6 October 2015 an email was sent on behalf of the self-named Black Eagles paramilitary group threatening leading members of the principal social organizations in Colombia. Threats were issued against Javier Betancourt, Andres Gil and Robert Daza who are from the Agrarian Council, the most important coalition of social read more



El proceso de paz en Colombia: conversatorio sobre sus desarrollos, retos y oportunidades

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Evento este viernes, 9 de octubre, sobre el proceso de paz colombiano. Todos y todas bienvenidas. Para mas informacion hace clic aqui: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/el-proceso-de-paz-en-colombia-conversatorio-sobre-sus-desarrollos-retos-y-oportunidades-tickets-18904345406 read more



Paramilitary actions intensify across Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Patriotic march have released a public statement denouncing the intensification of paramilitary activities in north eastern Colombia, particularly around the city of Cucuta and in Catatumbo where in 2013 the peasants took part in protests for over two months. On 4 September 2015 in the municipality of El Zulia read more



Nephew of mayoral candidate shot dead

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 October 2015

On 21 September 2015, in the municipality of Bagre in central Colombia, Angel Zuleta, the nephew of the local mayoral candidate, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting. Angel Zuleta was travelling together with his uncle Angel Mesa, after carrying out campaigning activities. Their vehicle was approached by unknown men read more



Peasant farmer linked to peace community killed

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 October 2015

Taken from urgent Action released by Amnesty International: Paramilitaries killed a peasant farmer with close links to the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in north-western Colombia. Other peasant farmers in the area have been labelled guerrilla fighters and may therefore be at risk. On 21 September paramilitaries killed read more



Peasant farmer and four year old son disappeared in militarised region

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 October 2015

On 28 September 2015, the peasant activist Ildefenso Meneses and his four-year-old son left their home in the La Fonda village in South West Colombia to meet with some family members, but they never arrived. Meneses is a member of the local peasant farmer organisation which forms part of read more



Police allow paramilitaries to hold village meeting day before murdering local resident

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 October 2015

In Buenaventura, the poorest region of Colombia, home of the country’s largest port and a multi-million pound internationally funded development project, paramilitaries continue their offensive against the local population with support from local state security forces. In the latest epidose, on Saturday 26 September, a well-known paramilitary leader gathered together read more



Workers Uniting statement on breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 1 October 2015

Workers Uniting statement on breakthrough in Colombian peace talks Workers Uniting, the 2 million member global union formed by UNITE the union and the United Steelworkers (USW), congratulates all parties in the Colombia peace process for the efforts that led to the historic handshake between Colombia President Juan Manuel read more