Political Prisoners

Colombian Political Prisoner Enters 30th Day of Hunger Strike in the Infamous Tramacua Penitentiary

Today, Felix Rodrigo Sanabria completes one month of a hunger strike amid the squalid conditions of La Tramacua. La Tramacua is the first prison built under a US designed program to restructure Colombia’s prison system and increase its capacity by 40 percent. The Alliance for Global Justice has just received an urgent alert from our…

Demand Humane Treatment of Prisoners

At La Tramacua Prison in Valledupar, Colombia (designed and advised by the US Bureau of Prisons), temperatures get as high as 105 degrees, with no form of cooling, but prisoners are granted access to water only 10 minutes a day. There are no sanitary toilets and open sewage runs by the kitchen. Fecal contamination of…

Join Noam Chomsky, Others: Free Lily!

Noam Chomsky, labor writer David Bacon, Sanctuary Movement and No More Deaths Founder, Rev. John Fife and immigrant rights organizer, Isabel García are among those calling for freedom for Colombian Political Prisoner, Liliany Obando. Would you join them by endorsing a Friend of the Court statement on behalf of Ms. Obando that will be submitted…

La Tramacúa: Colombia’s Abu Ghraib

By James Jordan Special to The Narco News Bulletin August 17, 2010 This report appears on the internet at http://www.narconews.com/Issue66/article4177.html The name commonly used to refer to the Medium and High Security Penitentiary of Valledupar is “La Tramacúa.” What that name means exactly, no one is certain. But it is a name that is infamous throughout Colombia…

Threats Against Colombian Political Prisoner

Urgent action needed! The International Network in Solidarity with Colombian Political Prisoners (of which the Alliance for Global Justice is a member) is calling for people to take urgent action on behalf of Liliany Obando, a Colombian political prisoner, regarding human rights abuses and threats against her. Liliany Obando is being subjected to a campaign…

Human Rights Day for All, and for All the Good Fight!

[Below is a statement from the International Network in Solidarity with the Colombian Political Prisoners. AFGJ urges you to take action.] On this Human Rights Day, the International Network in Solidarity with the Colombian Political Prisoners (INSPP) calls attention to the violation of the human rights of Colombia’s political opposition and its supporters.  The Colombian…