Colombia: CPT Advisor Attacker

 

On 9 November 2011, two armed, masked men entered the home of Jaqueline Rojas in Barrancabermeja.  They held a gun to her 15-year-old daughter’s head and threatened to kill her if she screamed, then locked her in a room.  They tied up Rojas, spray-painted her face and clothes and asked the whereabouts of her oldest son and her husband, Juan Carlos Galvis, who is a leader in the Coca Cola workers union.  The men vandalized the home, spray-painting family photos with vulgarities, then left with a computer and various other belongings.

Rojas is a beloved friend and advisor of the CPT-Colombia team and a former leader of the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP).  Her husband, who was out of the country when the attack occurred, has been involved in significant national-level labor negotiations.

The family decided to leave the region for now for their security.  During a tearful goodbye, CPTers thanked Rojas for all her support over the last 10 years.  Please hold her and her family in prayer.GUNS AND GOLD