Prisoner bleeds to death after being refused medical attention

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 25 February 2014

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Map showing human rights defenders killed in 2013 2013: Record year for attacks against human rights defenders

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 25 February 2014

In 2013, 78 human rights defenders, political activists and community leaders were killed. It is the highest figure for over a decade and highlights the increasing irrelevance of the UK government position that everything is improving in Colombia. On average in 2013, one human rights defender was killed every four read more



Assassination attempt against presidential and senate candidates

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 24 February 2014

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Journalists targeted by state officials in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 21 February 2014

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International report confirms collaboration between Colombian state and paramilitaries

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 21 February 2014

In its 2014 report, Human Rights Watch has once more highlighted the continuing human rights crisis in Colombia and the efforts of the Colombian government to deny its existence. It lamented the Colombian states efforts to reject responsibility for crimes at International human rights courts in spite of already read more



Victim’s Rights Leader Receives Numerous Death Threats

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 21 February 2014

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Organizaciones firman Carta al Presidente de la República de Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 20 February 2014

Bruselas, 18 de febrero 2014 Carta abierta al Presidente de la República de Colombia Su excelencia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Desde las 31 organizaciones y redes de organizaciones abajo firmantes queremos expresar nuestra profunda preocupación por read more



Policeman charged with murder of trade unionist

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Thirteen years after the brutal murder of the trade union leader Jorge Dario Hoyos, a police officer has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the paramilitary executed attack. The ruling demonstrates once more the deep rooted links between the Colombian state apparatus and the paramilitary read more



Justice for Colombia declaración de apoyo para ASOTRECOL

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 14 February 2014

Justice for Colombia que cuenta con el apoyo de más de 6 millones de trabajadores en el movimiento sindical británico e irlandés además de más de 80 miembros del Parlamento del Reino Unido expresa su solidaridad con ASOTRECOL y sus miembros quienes han sufrido enfermedades profesionales resultado de su trabajo read more



Justice for Colombia Statement of Support for ASOTRECOL

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 14 February 2014

Justice for Colombia which has the support of the more than 6 million workers in the British and Irish trade union movements as well over 80 MPs in the UK Parliament expresses its solidarity with ASOTRECOL and its members who have been injured and many forced to leave their jobs read more



Scandal as Newspaper Reports Military Spying on Peace Negotiators

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 7 February 2014

An investigation by Colombia’s Semana newspaper has highlighted how a secret military intelligence unit spied on the government negotiating team at the Havana peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, raising questions about who the unit was working for and whether its activities were linked to various leaks that threatened to read more



Original Death Threat Second Death Threat Sent to Opposition and Human Rights Leaders

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The CAJAR human rights lawyers collective yesterday denounced that they received the below death threat signed by the 'Black Eagles' paramilitary group. The threat is also addressed to Congressman Ivan Cepeda, Presidential candidate Aida Avella and other well known human rights defenders such as Alriio Uribe who is now running read more



Gobierno de Gran Bretaña Hace Negocios con Colombia a pesar de Abusos de Derechos Humanos.

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Abajo esta la traducción de un artículo que publicó hoy el periódico británico – el GUARDIAN por la periodista Ellie Mae O’Hagan. El artículo original se puede ver aquí: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/04/colombia-british-government-human-rights Gobierno de Gran Bretaña hace negocios con Colombia a pesar de abusos de derechos humanos. Candidatos políticos y sindicalistas read more



Clegg criticised as he wines and dines Colombian regime

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

From: The Morning Star Nick Clegg turns a blind eye to rampant human rights abuses Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will turn a blind eye to rampant human rights abuses today when he touches down in Colombia on a mission to sell British goods to its read more



Britain's government makes deals with Colombia despite human rights abuses

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

From: Comment is Free By Ellie Mae O'Hagan Yesterday afternoon, Nick Clegg was addressing a seminar titled Business is Great in Bogotá, as part of the biggest ever British trade delegation to Colombia. He was accompanied by representatives of more than 40 businesses, including HSBC, Rolls-Royce and Shell, read more



The Deadly Wages of Free Trade

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Deadly Wages of Free Trade Dan Kovalik Back in the mid-1990s, the signatories to the North American Free Trade Agreement promised that the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico would become the model city for the new "free trade" pact. Indeed, it has read more



The U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Why Are We Only Learning of This Now? The U.S. Assassination Program in Colombia by DANIEL KOVALIK On December 21, 2013, The Washington Post published a story entitled, “Covert action Colombia,” about the intimate and critical role of the CIA and the NSA in helping to assassinate “at least two read more



TUC 2013 delegates hold photos of Huber. Photo Jess Hurd, report-digital.co.uk TUC nominates Colombian union leader for Norwegian prize

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Huber Ballesteros is the Vice President of Colombian agricultural workers’ union FENSUAGRO. He was due to address our Congress last September, but on the way to the British Embassy in Bogota he was arrested and taken to prison, charged eventually with the read more



Death threat sent to prominent opponents of the Colombian government

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 3 February 2014

Here is the translated text of a death threat sent to prominent Colombian politicians and activists: 01/02/2014 Attention to all the regional, departmental and municipal cells: We have now been given the explicit and definitive order to kill the candidates for the Patriotic Union (UP) for Senate and House of read more



Family tragedy continues as land rights leader’s son is killed

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 3 February 2014

In what is both a continuation of a personal family tragedy and a horrific reminder of the wider tragedy in Colombia, a 22-year-old man was shot from point blank range and killed on Saturday. Carlos Arturo Ospina Córdoba was the son of Ana Fabricia Córdoba, a land rights activist and read more



JFC Condemns Death Threat Against Opposition

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 3 February 2014

Justice for Colombia (JFC) supported by more than seven million workers in Britain and Ireland and has the support of over 80 MPs from the UK Parliament condemns in the most severe terms the death threat made against several prominent leaders of the Patriotic Union, the Patriotic March, and the read more



Condenamos las Amenazas

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 3 February 2014

Justice for Colombia (JFC) apoyada por más de siete millones de trabajadores de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda y que cuenta con el apoyo de más de 80 parlamentarios británicos rechaza la amenaza de muerte contra numerosos líderes reconocidos de la Union Patriótica, la Marcha Patriótica, y la MIA, como también read more