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SINTRAPETROPUTUMAYO the Putumayo oil workers’ union has reported that on July 22nd Yesid Calvache, the union’s President, was the target of an assassination attempt.

At 5.00am, unknown assailants tried to hurl a firebomb into his house in Villagarzon, Putumayo department. Fortunately the device did not manage to set fire to the building and Mr Calvache and his family escaped injury.

The attack comes after threats against the union and its leadership in june this year which followed SINTRAPETROPUTUMAYO campaigning for workers’ rights and against environmental violations by Gran Tierra Energy and Emerald Energy.

Justice for Colombia (JFC)