Colombia Solidarity Campaign

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Urgent Actions

Urgent actions announced through the campaign

URGENT ACTION: Paramilitaries Stigmatise Human Rights Workers in Barrancabermeja and Magdalena Medio

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13 September 2007

ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH

In his ‘free testimony’ given to an Attorney under the Justice and Peace law, Pérez accused oilworkers union USO, regional human rights organisation Credhos, the Corporación Desarrollo y Paz del Magdalena Medio [Magdalena Medio Development and Peace Corporation], the OFP Popular Women’s Organisation and ACVC, the Campesino Association of the Cimitarra River Valley of "criminal activities in the service of armed marxism”

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Urgent Action: Universidad Vive - Security of marchers threatened in Cali

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Cali, 23 May 2007, ENGLISH / ESPA?OL

The Foundation Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (Valle de Cauca Section), bring to the attention of unions, social organizations and of national and international human rights organizations the presence of two infiltrating functionaries of the police
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URGENT ACTION: INTERNATIONAL NGOs THREATENED IN SUR de BOLIVAR, COLOMBIA

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12 May 2007, ENGLISH/ESPA?OL

- CONTINUING THE STRATEGY OF ANGLO GOLD ASHANTI

International and national organisations accompanying the communities of Sur de Bol?var have been threatened alongside miners leaders.
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Urgent Action: Assassinations In BP Production Zone, Casanare, Colombia

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Colombia, 7 March 2007. ENGLISH/ESPA?OL

The Solidarity Committee with Political Prisoners FCSPP and the Social Corporation for Community Advice and Capacitati?n COS-PACC, call the attention of national and international public opinion to the following
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Urgent Action: DEATH THREATS AGAINST SINALTRAINAL

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10 February 2007 - Bucaramanga, Colombia (ENGLISH/ ESPAÑOL)

"[If there is] no response we declare them military targets of the Black Eagles as they prefer – death, torture, cut into pieces, coup de grace – in Magdalena Medio style – this defines you as terrorists of the guerrillas – no more noisy fuss – remember our commander Mancuso does not like noise.“

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Super-Urgent Action: SOCIAL LEADERS, STUDENTS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS THREATENED

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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

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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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Urgent Action: Another University of Valle Student is Killed

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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

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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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