Update from the Colombia Delegation Print
Written by Alice Ollenstein   
Friday, 06 August 2010 17:12
After the U.S. embassy refused to let the SOA Watch delegation enter the building, the group held a vigil and street theater outside the main gates of the U.S. embassy in Bogotá on Friday, August 6. When they first arrived, metro police tried to move them out, but they stood their ground, and the police quickly relented. Soon after, the chief of police informed Father Roy that they have orders not to arrest the group. It is unclear whether these orders come from the embassy or another source.

This past week the delegation has blocked the entrance to the Tolemaida militray base together with Colombian human rights activists (click here for more information), build relationships with Colombians who are working for justice and met with progressive Colombian senators, including Senator Piedad Cordoba--who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for her successful mediation between the Colombian government and the FARC guerillas.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 August 2010 16:38