Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Colombian union activist on hunger strike!

Dr Miguel Ángel Beltrán (pictured), a Colombian academic and member of the higher education union ASPU, was arrested on charges of rebellion in July 2015 and unjustly sentenced to eight years' imprisonment in a high security prison in Bogota.

The Education International, representing teachers' trade unions around the world, is demanding his release.

Dr Beltrán is a critic of the Colombian government and recently went on hunger strike to demand that his case be reviewed, and that conditions for other prisoners be improved.

He needs our support.

If we can flood the Colombian government with messages of protest, we can help get him released from prison.  

Please take a minute to send off your message today:

Thank you!

Eric Lee

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