Declaración de Apoyo al Senador Ivan Cepeda: 26 de Noviembre 2015

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Nosotros los abajo firmantes, representantes del Parlamento del Reino Unido, la Republica de Irlanda y la Asamblea de Irlanda del Norte expresamos nuestra profunda preocupación por la decisión del Procurador General de la Nación de abrirle pliego de cargos al Senador Ivan Cepeda y pedimos que se anulen. Muchos de read more



Indigenous activist killed after reports of paramilitary presence

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 23 November 2015

On Saturday 21 November the indigenous activist Rafael Poloche Briñez was shot dead in the municipality of Coayaima in the Department of Tolima. He was returning home after visiting the local market. Rafale was involved with both the Communist Party and the Patriotic Union political party and his murder comes read more



Outrage after murder of local school teacher and trade union leader

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 23 November 2015

The regional teacher trade union ADES expressed its outrage and sadness over the weekend at the news of the murder of Marceli Méndez Bertel, a teacher in the coastal region of Sucre. It called for a suspension of teaching tomorrow (Tuesday) in protest at the continuing attacks on teachers. Marceli read more



Colombian government pardons thirty FARC prisoners

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 23 November 2015

The Colombian government has issued a pardon for 30 guerrilla combatants being held in Colombian jails. The decision was reached in the midst of a hunger strike by FARC prisoners who were demanding that the government urgently released 100 of their fellow prisoners currently faced with severe health situations. Although read more



MPs question minister on human rights activists and conditions for FARC prisoners

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 23 November 2015

Below is the text of two written questions submitted by members of the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia Group – Mark Durkan MP, and Jo Stevens MP. 16 November 2015 Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle To ask the read more



30 political prisoners of the FARC-EP will be granted pardon as a result of peace negotiations

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 23 November 2015

The Coalition ‘Larga Vida a las Mariposas’ (A coalition of different organizations that fight for the rights of political prisoners in Colombia, NT) welcomes and supports the decision announced today November 22 by the National Government to grant pardon to 30 members of the FARC-EP, prosecuted for the crime of read more



Sinn Fein Denuncia Maltrato a Prisioneros Politicos

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

El partido político Sinn Fein se ha declarado sobre la huelga de hambre de prisioneros. Aquí se puede ver la declaración original http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/37273 y abajo la traducción al español: Pat Sheehan Manifiesta Preocupación sobre el Maltrato a los Prisioneros Políticos colombianos. El vocero internacional de Sinn Féin, el diputado read more



Sinn Fein Speaks out on Mistreatment of Colombian Prisoners

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Pat Sheehan MLA, Sinn Fein's International spokesperson at the Stormont Assembly has spoken out about the current hunger strike being undertaken by FARC prisoners protesting against the denial of healthcare. Below is the full piece which can be found at http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/37273 Sheehan raises concerns at mistreatment of read more



Community Leader Murdered

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Another community leader representing displaced families was killed on the evening of Friday 13th November when gunmen shot him dead. 48 year old Luis Hernandez was the representative of the Afro-Colombian community in Tierraalta, Alto Sinu, in Cordoba Department in north west Colombia. Reports state that Mr Hernandez read more



Leading Activist Shot Dead

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On the evening of Friday November 13th, leading peasant farmer activist Daniel Abril was murdered when he was shot repeatedly by a paramilitary. Mr Abril was a recognised human rights activist and member of the ‘Cumbre Agraria’, the peasant movement involved in mass strikes in 2013. He was also an read more



Political Prisoners Reach 4th Day of Hunger Strike

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 12 November 2015

Political prisoners from the FARC have reached the fourth day of a hunger strike. Over 1000 prisoners around Colombia have joined the strike, yet so far no medical treatment has been given to the sick prisoners being denied healthcare. Below are more details. From the 9th November around 1000 read more



More than 1,000 FARC prisoners go on hunger strike

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

From the 9th November FARC prisoners of war being held in fifteen different prisons across Colombia have gone on hunger strike to demand the release of those prisoners with most severe health situations. Human rights organisations have long documented the cruel treatment to which FARC prisoners are subjected once they read more



More than 1,000 FARC prisoners go on hunger strike

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

From the 9th November FARC prisoners of war being held in fifteen different prisons across Colombia have gone on hunger strike to demand the release of those prisoners with most severe health situations. Human rights organisations have long documented the degrading and illegal treatment to which FARC prisoners are subjected read more


FARC prisoners taking part in hunger strike


Resolución parlamentaria de cinco partidos políticos del Reino Unido expresan apoyo a Iván Cepeda

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 9 November 2015

Resolución parlamentaria de cinco partidos políticos del Reino Unido expresan apoyo al Senador Iván Cepeda Hoy en el parlamento británico se presentó una resolución parlamentaria en apoyo del Senador Ivan Cepeda, rechazando el proceso del Procurador Ordóñez en su contra. La resolución, presentada por parlamentarios de cinco partidos políticos distintos read more



MPs table motion in support of Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 9 November 2015

MPs from five different political parties have tabled a motion in support of the Colombia Senator and leading peace activist Ivan Cepeda. Early day motion 667 SENATOR IVAN CEPEDA AND THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS Date tabled: 06.11.2015 Primary sponsor: Durkan, Mark read more



Ex-political prisoner on live video link - Watch Here!

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 5 November 2015

Last week Justice for Colombia together with Bryan Nott of Simpson Millar and GMB organised a live video link with Liliany Obando to speak at a GMB meeting of the North West and Irish Region. Here you can see a recording of that live video feed. read more



Bilateral ceasefire edges closer in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 2 November 2015

The Colombian government made some initial steps to request the United Nations to verify a potential bilateral ceasefire with the FARC. The guerrillas have been holding a unilateral ceasefire since July but in spite of repeated calls for a bilateral ceasefire the Colombian government has so far not reciprocated the read more