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



FARC and Colombian government reach new peace agreement

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 14 November 2016

A little more than a month after the plebiscite when Colombian voters narrowly rejected the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC, a new peace agreement has been announced at negotiations in Havana. On Saturday 12th November negotiators announced that they had "reached a new final agreement to read more



50 paramilitaries set up base in village in northern Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 10 November 2016

In the Tierralta municipality more than 50 armed and uniformed paramilitaries have set up base in the village of Saiza. The local peasant organisation in the region Asodecas has been denouncing the presence of these paramilitaries for several months. It appears that they are taking advantage of the current bilateral read more



Parlamentarios británicos celebran decisión de quitar FARC-EP de la lista terrorista

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 3 November 2016

El Grupo Parlamentario Amigos de Colombia, que representa a más de 80 miembros del parlamento británico, celebra la eliminación de las FARC-EP de la lista de organizaciones terroristas del gobierno británico el día 21 de octubre de 2016. La decisión reconoce el compromiso de las FARC-EP con el proceso de read more



Parliamentary Friends of Colombia welcomes British government decision to remove FARC-EP from list o

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Parliamentary Friends of Colombia group, formed of more than 80 MPs in the British Parliament welcomes the removal as of 21st October 2016 of the FARC-EP from the list of terrorist organisations maintained by the British government. The decision recognises the commitment the FARC-EP has shown to the peace read more



Democrats write to John Kerry to urge ongoing support for peace process

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 3 November 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a select group of Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, urging him to remain engaged in the Colombian peace process and continue to provide “credible, creative counsel” so that a final agreement may be achieved without delay. The letter encourages the Secretary read more



"How the Irish brought a peace deal to Colombia"

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 3 November 2016

Original article published in elpolitico.eu By Peter Geoghegan BELFAST — One night in December 1974, when Juan Manuel Santos was a student living in London, the future Colombian president was walking past the Naval and Military Club in Piccadilly when a bomb exploded in a nearby bin. read more



British government removes FARC from its list of terrorist organisations

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The British government has removed the FARC from its list of organisations considered to take part in terrorism. The FARC had been included on the British list since it was created in 2001 and it allowed the government to freeze any economic assets associated to the FARC and impose economic read more



Anti-fracking protesters detained

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Colombian oil workers’ union, USO, has called for the release of Moisés Barón Cardenas and other local citizens involved in protests against fracking in San Martin-Cesar. Mr Cardenas, president of the organisation Funtramiexco, is a member of the Colombian oil workers’ trade union. He and 8 other read more



Peasant activist murdered is fourth killed in same region

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Jhon Jairo Rodriguez a peasant activist and member of both the trade union FENSUAGRO and the Patriotic March political organisation was found dead yesterday on 1 November 2016. Jhon Jairo was 34 years old and was found with three bullets in his body lying in the middle of the road. read more