Academic Finally Released from Prison after 2 Years

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Dr Miguel Angel Beltran, the university professor detained in May 2009, and imprisoned since then unjustly, has finally been released yesterday, Tuesday 7th June after a national and international campaign for his freedom. On Friday 3rd June, a Judge ruled in his favour, declaring him innocent of the charges of ‘rebellion’ and ‘criminal conspiracy for terrorist purposes’. On hearing the verdict, Dr Beltran said, “The truth triumphed, critical thought is not terrorism. They were two difficult years.”

A huge crowd of relatives, supporters and fellow academics welcomed him upon his release. A statement from the Human Sciences Faculty of the National University released a statement celebrating his release.

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