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Free Miguel Beltrán

4 March 2016

Jailed Colombian academic, Dr Miguel Beltrán, has recorded a moving video thanking UCU for our continued support.

Dr Beltrán has faced continued persecution for his academic views and was rearrested on 31 July 2015 after the charge of 'rebellion' was reinstated.

The union has campaigned for his release and an end to the persecution he has faced since publishing research critical of the Colombian government. We believe Miguel is currently on hunger strike in protest at conditions in La Picota prison where he is being held.

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