Criminalization of social leaders
Julián Gil: “Our triumph and our victory are in the hope and strength of being together”

Two years have passed since social leader Julian Gil was detained in front of the office of Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos. We share his reflections on his two years of incarceration

Behind the bars of coronavirus: Two Colombian social leaders speak from prison

Two Colombian social leaders in preventive custody talk about how the prison crisis and the coronavirus pandemic is affecting them.

Colombia’s ELN declares ceasefire amid COVID-19 pandemic

The National Liberation Army (ELN), announced that it will suspend its actions as a humanitarian gesture throughout April due to the coronavirus disease

Colombian movements denounce the assassination of peasant leader Marco Rivadeneira

Marco Rivadeneira, of the National Board of the CNA, was assassinated by armed men on March 19 in Puerto Asis, Putumayo

Gustavo Pedraza: “The legacy that Carlos leaves us is of unrelenting struggle”

Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues

Colombia: stories of pain and resistance

In the first two weeks of 2020, 19 social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants have been assassinated even as the government has failed to take action

Five activists arrested in police raid in Swaziland have been released

According to police, the documents calling for democracy that were confiscated in the raids may be considered treasonous

Dignity on the streets of Colombia

The people of Colombia have been mobilizing on the streets for the past three weeks against the government despite brutal state repression

José Murillo, latest victim of Colombian state persecution

The social leader and human rights defender was arrested on Saturday December 7 in the midst of a historic wave of protests in the country

Nine reasons why Colombians are going on strike

Hundreds of thousands of Colombians are set to go on strike on Thursday November 21, here are the reasons why

Pre-election violence in Colombia continues with attack on communist party office

The offices of the Patriotic Union, the Communist Party and the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force were attacked by unidentified people on October 11

What has happened in the case of Julian Gil?

Julián Gil, one of the hundreds of Colombian social leaders subjected to criminalization and legal persecution, has spent over 15 months in prison

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