Urgent Action: Help save the life of brave journalist
Detention of Fredy Muñoz, correspondent in Colombia for CANAL TELESUR
On the evening of November 19, 2006, the journalist FREDY MUÑOZ ALTAMIRANDA, correspondent in Colombia for Canal TELESUR, was detained by agents from the Colombian secret police (DAS). He was detained as he returned to Colombia after participating in a TELESUR workshop that took place in Venezuel. The workshop was organised by one of the BBC’s US correspondents, Michael Cowgan. By order of the 5th District Attorney’s Office in Barranquilla (a city in Northern Colombia), FREDY was detained and accused of “rebellion”.
For further background information and a direct appeal from Fredy Munoz, and information on how you can help, see www.nuj.org.uk/inner.php?docid=1541
For further information about the situation facing journalists and trade unionists in Colombia see www.justiceforcolombia.org