Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Political Prisoners Solidarity Campaign


4 November 2013

On November 2, 2013, in the city of Villavicencio, Brother DARIO CARDENAS, Vice President of USO (META), was arrested under a warrant from the First Criminal Court of Villavicencio, in which he is accused of “obstruction of public roadways, arson, and aggravated damage to property.”

754 Prisoners Initiate Hunger Strike in Girón Santander

8 June 2012

Prisoners incarcerated in the “Palo Gordo” prison of Girón Santander, have announced that more than 754 prisoners—including social and political prisoners—have initiated an indefinite hunger strike; meanwhile, other prisoners in the institution will continue to perform non-violent acts of civil disobedience such as refusing to wear uniforms or rejecting routine counts by prison guards. These measures are being taken to demand guarantees for the respect of the fundamental human rights of inmates.

Judge orders freedom for Liliany Obando

29 February 2012

Traspasa los Muros (Beyond the Walls), Lazos de Dignidad (Links of Dignity), The International Forum of Denmark, the International Network in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners, the National Lawyers Guild announce:

Colombia's Prisons - Bastions of Inequality and Injustice

7 February 2012
Miguel Angel Beltran

The media announced a new corruption scandal in the “Picota” National Prison last week, this time due to the Nule businessmen (brothers Miguel, Manuel and Guido), being sentenced for the so-called "Contracting Carousel in Bogota" to paltry sentences of 7 years (and in the case of their business partner Mauricio Galofre, to only 6 years 8 months), for the crime of embezzlement by irregular management and for the appropriation of about 70 billion Colombian pesos as an advance on three contracts given by the IDU (Urban Development Institute).

After FTA passage, unions turn to political prisoners & peace

3 February 2012

Increasingly, politically-motivated incarceration threatens Colombian unionists, human rights workers, and political activists. They are already too familiar with killings and disappearances at the hands of armed enforcers. International solidarity with victims has grown over recent decades, with the labor movement in particular taking on a prominent role in defending human rights in Colombia.

Against Political Imprisonment and State Impunity: Panel and Vigil on Political Prisoner Struggles Around the World

10 December 2010 - 13:00

Where: St James United Church, 463 St Catherine West (metro McGill)
When: Saturday December 10th, 1pm – 4pm panel and food; 4pm – 5pm vigil and march ending at the U.S. consulate

We are living in a time of crisis. Around the world, people are facing austerity measures, poverty, war and violence, as those in power try to dig their way out of their mess by offloading it onto the oppressed.