At the demonstration and from then on, repression in Colombia has increased, consisting of mass arrests of trade unionists, community and social workers and assassination attempts [AI statement].
As the conflict intensified, Juan Carlos Benavides, a journalist at the community radio Manantial Stereo in Putumayo, was murdered on the 22nd of August at a road-block set up by the guerrilla organization FARC.
"Juan Carlos was a well known community communicator in the region, always trying to support community participation and social journalism. He was an active member of the CRIS campaign, coordinated in Colombia by the local NGO Planeta Paz." From a statement of the campaign Communication Rights in the Information Society.
pics of the demo 12th of august, Bogota
For more information, see pictures and reports in Spanish on Imc Colombia.
Information about Coca Cola's court case and repression in Colombia in general in other languages can also be found on: Imc Belgrad, Imc Italy [1,2 ,(en)], Imc Euskal Herria, Imc Germany [1, 2, 3, Koloumbienkampagne], TranslationIMC.