Colombia

COLOMBIA URGENT ACTION TO PROTECT IVAN CEPEDA AND HIS FAMILY

On August 6, 2020, the AFGJ sent a statement on the arrest orders for the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez. In this statement, the AFGJ requested the protection of the Supreme Court members, and all Colombian social leaders, and those participating in the peace process. A week after the Supreme Court order, USA Vice-President asked…

AfGJ Statement on the Arrest Orders for Álvaro Uribe

August 4, 2020, marked a historic moment in the history of Colombia, a country with more than 50 years of civil war. On that day, Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the detention of its current Senator and ex-President, Alvaro Uribe Velez. In 2016, the oldest armed insurgency of the hemisphere, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…

Happy Birthday to Simón Trinidad, Colombian Peace Negotiator and US Prisoner of Empire

Click here for a list of US Political Prisoners who are Prisoners of Empire We are republishing the following alert being circulated by MLToday. Dear friends: Simon Trinidad is peace negotiator for the FARC, currently serving a life sentence at the super max federal prison in Florence, Colorado under conditions where he can receive no mail or…

David Ravelo Gutiérrez beaten, taken by Colombian authorities—Demand his freedom NOW!

David Ravelo Guttiérrez is a well -known social leader and human rights defender who has been beaten by Colombian armed forces and detained without charges in La Modelo prison. He is the son of well-known human rights defender and ex-political prisoner David Ravelo Crespo.   Join with international solidarity activists to demand his safety and…

End Mass Incarceration, Breeding Ground for Coronavirus-Act Now!

The coronavirus pandemic has turned prisons into breeding grounds for the pandemic. We are asking you to take the following actions in support of this campaign: Send an appeal to international human rights officials and authorities demanding an end to mass incarceration during this pandemic If you are a resident of the United States, click…

COVID IN COLD BLOOD: Massacre in La Modelo Prison, Colombia

  by James Patrick Jordan Colombian Armed Forces attacked prisoners on Sunday who were striking against filthy conditions and lack of protections against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Colombian agents killed at least 23 persons and wounded more than 90 at La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogotá. This attack takes place in the context…