Colombia: Trade union president attacked & seriously injured during demonstration for freedom of association rights

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16 January 2014

Colombia: End violence and persecution of trade unionists

Author: LabourStart

Trade unionists in Colombia are consistently subjected to violence and persecution. The latest victim at a peaceful demonstration is the president of CUT and SINTRAELECOL-Caldas, Arturo Oscar Orozco. He was brutally attacked and remains in hospital in a very serious condition. The attacks, displacements, threats, assassinations as well as the criminalization of social protest, continues, corroborating the lack of political will to guarantee the exercise of freedom of association, collective bargaining and the right to strike in Colombia.

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Author: La Patria

Pérdida del ojo izquierdo y en cuidados intermedios. Esta es la situación...[de] Óscar Arturo Orozco, presidente de la CUT [Central Unitaria de Trabajadores] y de Sintraelecol Caldas, después de que la explosión de un artefacto le causara heridas en un ojo cuando asistía a una manifestación...en compañía de 100 compañeros de la Chec, afiliados a Sintraelecol.

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