Life in a FARC camp

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 27 August 2007

US journalists Gary Leech and Terry Gibbs recently visited a FARC guerrilla camp in southern Colombia. The two were allowed to stay for some days in the camp during which they were able to interview guerrilla fighters and their commanders about a variety of issues. Their read more

Labour Chair and senior MPís to hold urgent human rights talks with President Uribe of Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 23 August 2007

A high level delegation including the Chair of Labour's ruling National Executive Committee Mike Griffiths, Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party Tony Lloyd MP and Foreign Affairs Spokesman for the European Parliamentary Labour Party Richard Howitt MEP is to hold urgent talks with US-backed Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in the read more

President Uribe agrees to meet JFC delegation

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 22 August 2007

A Justice for Colombia delegation to Colombia during the last week of August will be meeting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to protest continuing violations of human rights by the Colombian armed forces. President Uribe agreed to the meeting after intense lobbying by JFC.During the week meetings will also be read more

Senator charged with kidnapping and fraud

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Colombian Senator Alvaro Araujo has become the latest politician to be charged in Colombia's ongoing 'Para-Political Scandal'. A close ally of President Uribe, the Senator had been accused of working with paramilitaries to fix elections and to kidnap an opponent.On August 22nd Araujo was charged on both counts and read more

Assassination attempt against community leader

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 21 August 2007

At 9.15pm on August 19th a paramilitary death squad ambushed and attempted to kill 50-year-old community leader Isaias Lopez as he left a billiards hall in the town of Medellin del Ariari in Meta department. Lopez was shot eight times in the attempt and is currently recovering in hospital read more

JFC Humanitarian Exchange events in London & Brussels

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 20 August 2007

A series of events aimed at building support for a humanitarian agreement in Colombia were arranged by Justice for Colombia in late June as part of our efforts to promote a peaceful settlement to the Colombian conflict.Nine high profile Colombian civil society leaders participated in events in both London and read more

Vice President under pressure for paramilitary links

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 20 August 2007

The national leader of Colombia's paramilitaries has alleged that the country's Vice President, Francisco Santos, requested that the paramilitaries establish a death squad in BogotŠ, the capital. Salvatore Mancuso, giving testimony in the city of Medellin, stated that Vice President Santos had told the paramilitaries "that he liked the read more