The European campaign 2009- 2011 for the liberation of political prisoners in Colombia was launched on October 2009 in Brussels, Belgium. The prisoners number 7,500, and they are mainly prisoners of conscience and social activists - when they are not workers, peasants, indigenous people or students fighting for a dignified Colombia, one with peace and social justice!
Because of the September 11
2001 attacks in New York, the United States conceived and imposed the
“Colombia Plan”, officially an integral programme of development
destined to solve the internal Colombian conflict – but actually
destined to wipe out all the political and social opposition in the
country and, ultimately, serve the economic interests of the private
sector. Having reached power in 2002, the authoritarian Àlvaro Uribe
Velez rapidly implemented his “democratic security policy”, a true war
strategy counting on a network of informants numbering a million
persons, private security companies, peasant-soldiers, the result of
which being criminalization of critical thinking, strengthening of the
penal code, massive raids in cities and the countryside, arrest and
imprisonment frequently without order or evidence - or proof that is
entirely fabricated - of thousands of leaders and activists who support
movements for farmers’ interests as well as those of workers, students
and defenders of human rights. Thus doing so, an entire parallel and
repressive justice system was built, sustained in the majority of cases
by false set-ups devised by the military and police secret services,
supported by the judges and without jurisdiction or competence.
If you also want a dignified Colombia with peace and social justice, join us by signing the following petition.
All of us who sign this petition join together with the associations mentioned here to demand the Colombian government give immediate freedom to all the political prisoners in Colombia!