Projet Accompagnement Solidarité Colombie

Red de Hermandad (RedHer)

CRIMINALIZATION AND PROPAGANDA AGAINST LEADER OF USO – META

4 November 2013

On November 2, 2013, in the city of Villavicencio, Brother DARIO CARDENAS, Vice President of USO (META), was arrested under a warrant from the First Criminal Court of Villavicencio, in which he is accused of “obstruction of public roadways, arson, and aggravated damage to property.”

Verdict of the Popular Tribunal On the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia

27 August 2013

In a press release on August 18, 2013, the final day of the  Popular Tribunal on the Extractive Industry Practices in Colombia, the Colombian Redher network published the jury's final verdict. A complete document will be made public soon in order to bring to light the whole of incriminating evidence that supports this popular judgment.

The companies on trial at the Tribunal were generally accused of:

Threats against a community leader member of USO in Puerto Gaitan (Meta)

18 July 2013

Between the 11th and the 16th of July, a delegation of 17 canadian civil society and parliament representatives carried out a mission of observation in Colombia, to evaluate the consequences of the intense oil production activities of the canadian registered Pacific Rubiales Energy(PRE) in Puerto Gaitan, in the province of Meta. The delegation attended  the Public Hearing held in Puerto Gaitan July 13th and 14th.

Mining activist and PASC partner receives death threats in Nariño, Colombia

7 June 2013

On June 6, 2013, Luzmila Ruano Gavira, human rights activist and member of the Committee for the Integration of the Colombian Massif (CIMA), received death threats for her community organizing against mining exploration projects in the Department of Nariño, Colombia. At 9:50 am, Ms. Ruano Gavira was approached by a man in downtown Pasto, the capital of Nariño, who yelled: "Ms. Luzmila, Ms. Luzmila, stop with the mining organizing because you are too pretty a woman to die."

USO Files Suit Against Pacific Rubiales For violations of the right to freedom of association

30 May 2013

Bogota - May 29, 2013-  The President of the Unión Sindical Obrera (USO), Rodolfo Vecino, confirmed today that the union would file suit against the multinational oil company, Pacific Rubiales Energy, for alleged violations of the freedom of association, the freedom of assembly and conspiracy to commit a crime. Mr. Vecino added that the USO would officially file the suit at the Colombian Public Prosecutor's Office (Fiscalía General de la Nación) on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10 am.

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