20-21 September, Colorado: Free Simon Trinidad!

20-21 September, Colorado: Free Simon Trinidad!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460169274312532/

Free Simón Trinidad! Support Peace in Colombia!

Join a public informational meeting on Simón Trinidad and the Colombian Peace Process on September 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Pozner Center, 1031 33rd St, Denver, CO 80205.

Join a demonstration and press conference on Monday, Sept. 21st at 11 AM in front of the super max prison on Highway 67 in Florence Colorado where Simon Trinidad is being held.

Free Simón Trinidad! Support Peace in Colombia!

Simón Trinidad, a.k.a. Ricardo Palmera, is a political prisoner, a prisoner of war, and a member of the FARC-EP, who has been held in solitary confinement by the United States government for over 10 years. The Colombian government and the FARC-EP have been locked in a civil war for over 50 years. A former university professor, Trinidad was a FARC peace negotiator who played a key role in peace negotiations in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia in 1998-2002.

Support Peace in Colombia!

Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC began in 2012, in Havana Cuba. Substantial progress has been made towards a comprehensive peace agreement. At the beginning of these peace negotiations, the FARC named Trinidad as one of their five top negotiators. Simon Trinidad has been unable to attend any peace negotiations, however, as he is being held in solitary confinement at the super max prison in Florence, Colorado.

The FARC says that they cannot sign any peace agreement without the presence and assistance of Simón Trinidad. The Government of Colombia through one of its chief negotiators, Sergio Jaramillo, said in May, 2015 “If you ask me? If you reach an agreement, should he (Trinidad) be part of that deal? The answer is definitely yes.”

President Santos of Colombia has also indicated that he is favorable to the release of Trinidad.

Trinidad must be freed by the U.S. Government in order for the peace negotiations to succeed.

Demand that President Obama free Simón Trinidad so he can help the peace process in Colombia reach a successful conclusion.

Free Simón Trinidad! Support Peace in Colombia!

For further information contact: Simón Trinidad’s U.S. attorney Mark Burton markburtonlaw@unseen.is 303-517-1187

Tom Burke, National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera info@freericardopalmera.org 773-844-3612