Justice for Colombia peace negotiator | Letters

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MPs and trades union officials call for Jesús Santrich’s rights to be restored and ask the UK government to support Colombia in implementing the peace deal with Farc rebels

We are concerned at the recent admission by Colombia’s attorney general that his office does not have evidence against the Farc peace negotiator and congressman-elect Jesús Santrich, who has been imprisoned since 9 April.

A recent delegation of British MPs, trade union leaders and lawyers visited Mr Santrich in his cell and was shocked at the conditions. Due to poor conditions and a 41-day hunger strike, his health has deteriorated sharply.

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