[artinfo] The frame-up trial of a Colombian poet

Séamas Cain seamascain at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 16:37:10 CET 2012

The poet Angye Gaona has been charged formally by the Colombian
government prosecutors.  She is accused of "Rebellion" and "drug
trafficking."  The prosecutors have indicated that this frame-up trial
will begin on 23 January 2012 at the special criminal court in
Cartagena de Indias.

Angye Gaona is completely innocent of these charges!  But she is
considered a nuisance by the ultra-conservative government because her
writings, interviews, and speeches have had a considerable influence
on young Colombians.  But "crime" and "drug trafficking," no, not at

Angye was unexpectedly arrested in January of last year without any
written or formal charge, but was released on caution in July after
much international pressure.  And, now, once again, she is completely
innocent of these frame-up charges and professional defamations!

Angye Gaona, in a number of articles and interviews, has passionately
defended the cause of Colombian Indians, many of whom are being killed
by paramilitary gangs on orders of the land developers.  Angye has
denounced these mass-killings as "genocide."

Also, Angye has defended the cause of working class people and their
unions, who are constantly being repressed by the industrial
conglomerates in Colombia, supported by the government and its Yankee
sponsor.  Indeed, she has denounced the present Colombian government
as "a terrorist government."

If nothing is done, her trial may have a dramatic and tragic outcome.
Indeed, Colombia is known for its dreadful political trials.  At the
moment some 7,000 political prisoners serve long sentences in terrible
and overcrowded prisons.

Therefore, it is necessary to try to make known to the Colombian
judiciary officials that Angye's case is being followed closely

At the moment, it is important that the examining judge receives many
letters, letters asking for a fair trial.  If you want to write such a
letter, the address is as follows ...

Al Sr. Juez de Conocimiento,
Centro de Servicios Juzgado Único Penal
del Circuito Especializado De Cartagena Adjunto
Centro Barrio San Diego,
Calle De La Cruz No 9-42,
Antiguo Colegio Panamericano 2º Piso,
Cartagena de Indias,
Colombia, South America

Also, you may send a copy of your letter, by e-mail or postal mail, to
the ambassador or consul for Colombia in your own country, to increase
the pressure.

For your information, I add two links on the case, one in Spanish and
the other in French ...



Hasta la victoria, siempre !

Séamas Cain

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