Niece of victims rights activist murdered in southwest Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A young member of the Patriotic March social movement who was also niece of a recognised defender of victims’ rights was found murdered on 4 September 2017. The previous day Karolayn Parra went to the cinema together with her cousin but that was the last anyone knew of her. She read more

Ex-FARC combatant murdered after gaining his freedom from prison

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Luis Herminsul Guadil became the latest ex-FARC combatant to be murdered. The murder took place in Tumaco in southwest Colombia on 10 September 2017. He had only been released from prison days earlier and adds to the well documented concerns at the lack of security guarantees for FARC members and read more

Second time lucky for Huber Ballesteros

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

After he was unable to attend TUC Congress in 2013 because of his arrest and subsequent imprisonment, Huber Ballesteros was the 2017 international guest at the TUC Conference. As part of his visit Kevin Maguire of the Mirror who had previously visited Huber in his prison cell, wrote a piece read more