Following the attack on the night of Friday, May 6, in the city of Cartagena, against Imelda Daza, leader of the Patriotic Union, the same victim on behalf of the organization she chairs and the Communist Party of Colombia sent an open letter to Peace negotiators in Havana.
On Friday 7 May, gunmen fired at a group of militants of various leftist organizations who were meeting in the City of Cartagena.
The Cumbre Agraria, Campesina, Étnica y Popular (Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit) rejected the repressive and violent treatment by the Riot Police in Santander de Quilichao (Cauca department).
Taken from: www.justiceforcolombia.org
A new briefing published by Justice for Colombia has revealed for the first time the shocking figure of 534 political activists murdered in Colombia between 2011 and 2015. The briefing highlights that more than 90 activists were killed every year and on average two activists were killed every week for five years.
Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront
Although paramilitary groups have a long history in Colombia (at least thirty to fifty years depending on how they are classified and by whom) their size, resources, capacity for military operations and the extent of overt and covert linkage and collaboration between the paramilitary groups and the security forces (military, police and intelligence) of the State...
In its latest report, the Cinep stated that threats against human rights defenders are out of control.
Paramilitaries of the so called Autodefensas Gaitanitas of Colombia -AGC- are going through populated areas, intimidating communities.
By Olga Lucia Marín, guerrilla fighter of the FARC-EP
Every day I wake up hoping that President Santos and his ministers finally decide to end the Theory of National Security as defense strategy, and the military forces play their constitutional role: To protect the country's borders, the most important task.