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ELN Peace Delegation: “The future of Colombia is not war”

Members of the ELN’s peace delegation discuss the current status of the peace talks with the Colombian government and their hopes for peace

Jesús Santrich, free at last

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of political prisoner Jesús Santrich on May 29. Speaking to reporters after his release, he reiterated his commitment to a true and lasting peace in the country

Jesús Santrich in critical condition after release and re-arrest

After minutes of being freed from La Picota Prison, a nearly unconscious Santrich was re-arrested under orders of the Attorney General of Colombia

Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace bars extradition of political prisoner Jesús Santrich

Following the announcement by the JEP which also called for Santrich to be freed, controversial Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez resigned

Over 180 Colombian organizations to take part in massive national strike on April 25

Colombians will mobilize in defense of peace and against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque. The participating organizations are seeking compliance with peace agreements and an end to violence against social leaders, among other demands

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Social Minga condemns Ivan’s Duque’s refusal to meet communities

After mobilizing for almost a month, enduring heavy police repression, the participants of the social Minga had lifted the blockade on the Pan-American Highway after receiving an assurance the president Ivan Duque would listen to their concerns

Colombian lower house rejects president Duque’s objections to Special Jurisdiction for Peace

On March 10, Duque objected to 6 of the 159 articles of the Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace [JEP]. The Senate will next decide on the objections and if it also rejects them, the president will be forced to approve the Bill

La Vía Campesina mission calls for “peace with social justice” in Colombia

La Vía Campesina’s (LVC) Third International Solidarity Mission to Colombia sought the implementation of the agreements entered between the former government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which is now a political party

Colombians flood the streets in support of the JEP and peace

Mobilizations across Colombia demanded that the government of Ivan Duque respect the signed peace agreements

Iván Duque objections to the JEP put Colombia’s peace process in jeopardy

Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) is one of the essential entities created through peace agreements between the Colombian government and the FARC in 2016, putting an end to a five-decade long armed conflict

Political Prisoners Political freedom in 2018: How governments responded to dissent this year

From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power

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