Union Receives Two Death Threats in Two Days

News from Colombia | on: Saturday, 8 December 2007

Leaders of the Colombian food and drink workers trade union SINALTRAINAL received written paramilitary death threats yesterday and the day before telling them that they will be killed if they do not give up their trade union activities.

Yesterday's (December 7th) threats arrived at the union's offices in the city of Bucaramanga and specifically named national union president Javier Correa and regional leader Luis Eduardo Garcia. The previous day another of the union's regional leaders, Jose Domingo Flores, found a threat left in the garage of his home in the 'Los Andes de Floridablanca' neighbourhood of Bucaramanga.

The threats come days after the assassination of another SINALTRAINAL activist (http://www.justiceforcolombia.org/news/article/81/). In September the son of Mr Flores was kidnapped and tortured by men who told him that his father would soon be killed (http://www.justiceforcolombia.org/news/article/43/)

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