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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Another death threat against Colombian social leader Alfamir Castillo

Alfamir Castillo is head of the Women’s Sugar Cane Cutters Committee in South West Colombia. She visited the UK at the invitation of UNISON Northern and Northern TUC in March, and told activists around the country about her situation and that of thousands like her in Colombia. Alfamir’s son was murdered by the Colombian army in February 2008. She has campaigned fearlessly for justice for the murder. Her quest has made her the victim of armed attacks, persecution and threats.

On 17 May, Alfamir received another death threat. Tomorrow, Friday 24 May, two army generals will go on trial in Colombia for their alleged role in the murder. Please act on War on Want’s call for online action and send an email to the Colombian government, demanding Alfamir’s protection.