Petition urging fair appeal for Miguel Beltran signed by 5,000 academics

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 17 December 2015

A 5,000-strong petition calling for the release of jailed Colombian academic Dr Miguel Beltran was submitted to the Colombian Embassy in London today.

The petition was started by the University and College Union (UCU) and Justice for Colombia in response to the rearrest of Dr Beltran in Bogota in July 2015.

The petition calls on the Colombian authorities to reach a decision on his appeal and ensure due process is followed. It has attracted support from over 5,000 academics in over 20 countries, including eminent Oxford mathematics Professor Sir John Ball.

The petition was also handed in to the Supreme Court in Bogota and to Dr. Beltran himself.

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