Colombian political prisoner freed


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Colombian Campesino Union Leader Huber Ballesteros Freed

14 January 2017

THESE ARE THE FIRST STEPS TAKEN BY HUBER BALLESTEROS AFTER BEING IMPRISONED FOR 3 YEARS, 4 MONTHS AND 13 DAYS.

HUBER BALLESTEROS was freed from prison late on Friday night in Colombia after 40 months behind bars on nakedly political charges meant to suppress his efforts for workers’ rights and peace: here.

SOLIDARITY campaigners urged the Colombian government to act yesterday after a shocking UN report revealed that far-right paramilitaries murdered 127 people last year: here.

2 thoughts on “Colombian political prisoner freed

  1. THE EXCEPTIONAL news from Colombia at the weekend that workers’ leader Huber Ballesteros has been released after over three years behind bars as a political prisoner is a landmark in the journey towards peace.

    Before being banged up by Colombian government goons, Ballesteros was a leader of the Patriotic March — a socialist movement demanding peace — and agricultural workers’ union Fensuagro.

    The two struggles are deeply linked, with the Colombian state using the insurgency as an excuse for bloody crackdowns on workers. It is obvious why: organised peasant farmers pose a serious threat to the wealthy landowners who dominated Colombia. A lasting peace can only be achieved with serious economic and political changes, as Ballesteros wrote in these pages 18 months ago. His release from jail is a moment to celebrate and to recommit ourselves to solidarity with the Colombian people in their fight for justice.

    https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3dad-Brexit-means-Empire-and-Huber-freed#.WH0VgH2ff6g

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