Patriotic March Activist Murdered

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 27 March 2013

On March 26th, the lifeless body of Jose Alonso Lozano, President of the peasant farmers’ association ASOCATRAGUA, and leading activist of the Patriotic March movement was found in the Guaviare River. He had disappeared two days earlier in Mapiripan, Meta Department on his way home after taking part in a read more



Trade Union Leader Murdered

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Gustavo Pizo, President of the ASOCAT peasant farmer organisation, of the FENSUAGRO trade union, was brutally murdered on March 25th in the village called ‘Gabriel Lopez’ in Cauca Department, southwestern Colombia. The 31 year old trade union leader was stabbed to death by unknown men, whilst out walking with his read more



Paramilitaries Assassinate and Threaten - Civil Society Call for State to Take Action

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Colombia human rights NGO, CREDHOS has reported serious human rights abuses which have taken place in the city of Barrancabermeja over the last two months. Since the beginning of 2013 a series of assassinations, threats, forced displacement, forced disappearances and other crimes have been carried out by paramilitary read more



Sindicalistas y abogados británicos conmemoran el día de victimas de crimines de estado en Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Un grupo de sindicalistas y abogados británicos de alto perfil, se congregaron en la sede de la Central Sindical Británico (TUC), para conmemorar el día de victimas de crimines de estado en Colombia, este seis de Marzo, haciendo un llamado por justicia en el caso de Henry Diaz, sindicalista colombiano read more



JFC Director Wins Human Rights Campaigner of the Year

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 5 March 2013

JFC Director, Mariela Kohon has won the LUKAS Award for Human Rights Campaigner of the Year in recognition of the work carried out to defend human rights in Colombia. The LUKAS Awards, which recognise contributions made by the Latin-UK community/organisations, will be presented at a gala ceremony on March 18th. read more



British Trade Unionists and Lawyers call for Justice for Henry Diaz, disappeared Colombian Activist

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 5 March 2013

On Wednesday 27th February, British trade unionists and lawyers, assembled at the TUC, UK Trades Union Congress, called for justice in the case of Henry Diaz, disappeared Colombian trade unionist. The protesters included Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary, Nick read more



“We are Defenders” Human Rights Report 2012 Shows Increase in Abuses

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The 2012 human rights report, released in February 2013 by ‘Somos Defensores’ [We are Defenders], a coalition of international and Colombian NGOs working to defend human rights activists in Colombia, highlights disturbing figures for 2012: 357 human rights activists assaulted, 202 threatened, 69 assassinated, 5 disappeared, 50 murder attempts, read more