Liliany Obando was a representative of the Agricultural Workers Union Federation (FENSUAGRO).
On 8 August she 2008 was arrested by Colombian government forces and charged with rebellion. This is a common catch-all charge that is regularly used to imprison those who speak out against the government for long periods without trial. 'Rebellion' also allows the regime to smear those accused of it as being 'terrorists' and helps to delegitimise their work.
Colombia has the highest rate of killings of union activists in the world.
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