Human Rights abuses: a reminder

In light of the arrest and imprisonment of trade union leader Huber Ballasteros, The Guardian writes on the continued human rights abuses in Colombia, which the author terms Colombia’s ‘dirty secret’. It’s a reminder of the real risks, and courage, the people of Colombia take when they protest or become involved in organizations that organize to fight for workers and people’s rights:

“At the end of July, I found myself in sitting in the attorney general’s office in Colombia. I had spent the previous week travelling across the country with the NGO Justice for Colombia, and the idea was for me to meet the attorney general’s office and talk about the things I’d observed – the political prisoners I’d heard about, the state atrocities, the unsolved executions.” Read more here: ‘Human rights in Colombia: how bad do things have to get?


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