Dr Howells on deaths of Colombian Trade Unionists

Dr Kim Howells, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, today commented on reports of a number of deaths among Colombian Trade Unionists.

"I was very concerned to see the statement of the Colombian Trade Union Federation reporting that 22 trade unionists have been killed in Colombia so far in 2008. The situation for trade unionists, human rights defenders and indeed other Colombians continues to be very serious. I call on the Colombian Government to do its utmost to ensure that the brave people of Colombia striving for the protection of human rights are allowed to do their vital work safely and without fear. The perpetrators of threats, violence and murder must be pursued and held accountable for their actions, whoever they are."

Press Office, Downing Street (West), London SW1A 2AL

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Published on: 2008-04-24

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