Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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Don't take a coke this christmas: take a photo!

Many of you may have met Euripides Yance, last year when he toured the UK. In response to the latest and very serious threats against his life and those of other activists in Barranquila a few of us from Bristol Colombia Solidarity Campaign and supportive friends have just set up: http://www.fotocola.net/
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Super-Urgent Action: SOCIAL LEADERS, STUDENTS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS THREATENED

On 14 December 2006, in the city of Barranquilla, a communiqu? was left at the residence of Euripides Yance, a Coca-Cola worker and member of the National Committee of SINALTRAINAL. The communiqu? is entitled BLACK EAGLES [AGUILAS NEGRAS] and threatens various student, social and trade union leaders, giving them a week to leave the city. Amongst them are members and leaders of SINALTRAINAL and workers at Coca-Cola EURIPIDES YANCE, LIMBERTO CARRANZA, and CAMPO QUINTERO.
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Urgent Action: Freedom for Fredy Mu?oz, correspondent in Colombia for CANAL TELESUR

On the evening of November 19, 2006, the journalist FREDY MU?OZ ALTAMIRANDA, correspondent in Colombia for Canal TELESUR, was detained by agents from the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), when he returned to Colombia after having participated in a TELESUR audiovisual narrative workshop that took place in the neighboring country of Venezuela. By order of the Fifth District Attorney?s Office in Barranquilla, FREDY was detained and charged with rebellion.
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Open Letter: FOR THE RIGHTS TO LIFE, FREE EXPRESSION and ASSOCIATION!

Open Letter to the Colombian Embassy in London (handed in on the 16th of November 2006).

We are writing to express our urgent concern regarding the grave deterioration of the human rights situation in Colombia and the precarious situation of the social movement. Taking into account detailed and confirmed reports of the escalating threats to life, we demand that President ALVARO URIBE VELEZ and Vice-president FRANCISCO SANTOS explain the reasons for the persecution of political opposition leaders, trade unionists, students and defenders of human rights.

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Urgent Action: Another University of Valle Student is Killed

Santiago de Cali, Colombia, 5 October 2006 (ENGLISH/ESPA?OL)

The Colombia Solidarity Campaign is very sad to have to report the murder of another student at the University of Valle - Julian Andres Hurtado Castillo.

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Urgent Action: Mass detentions planned of prominent leaders in Valle de Cauca

Colombia, 2 October 2006 (ENGLISH/ESPA?OL)

We, the organisations signing below denounce to the nacional and internacional community the new harassment, persecution and attempt to silence and intimidate defenders of the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable sectors in the social and armed conflict in Colombia, and particularly in the country?s south west.

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