Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Colombia
Uploaded: 19 Feb, 2008
Recording Date: 14 Feb, 2008
Recording Location: Montreal
Topical for: 1 Month
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Colombia
Description: n Giron, Colombia, 17 Prisoners continue a hunger strike in protest against unreasonable treatment by Colombian prison authorities.
The strike began on February 5th to show solidarity for 7 fellow inmates who had reached the 28th day of a hunger strike and were in critical condition.
The 7 original hunger strikers began on January 8th in protest at their imprisonment in a maximum security jail despite the fact that they are all officially classified as 'medium security' prisoners. Conditions are substantially harsher in the high security prison and the seven men claim that they are victims of discrimination and unfair treatment at the hands of the prison authorities.
Host(s): David William Parker
Featured Speakers/Guests: A member of Project Accompaniment and Solidarity Colombia (Canada) and volunteer for the Political Prisoners Solidarity Committee (Colombia)
Credits: FCSPP (Political Prisoners Solidarity Committee)
PASC (Project Accompaniment and Solidarity Colombia
CKUT community news collective
NewsType: News Reports
Politics > Activism
Regional > Latin America