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Colombia: threats / fear for safety: Pedro Baron and other peasant leaders

, Index number: AMR 23/042/1995

AI is concerned for the safety of Pedro Baron, president of the Tolima branch of the Confederacion Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) and other peasant leaders who have been subjected to threats and intimidation by members of the security forces since the start of a strike and protest demonstration in Ibague, Tolima department. Coffee workers in Tolima department declared an indefinite strike from 19 July 1995 to demand that agreements made after a previous strike be respected.

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