Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Political Prisoner

The Monday after my arrival here, I went to a hearing of an outspoken professor who'd been arrested and charged with working with the FARC.   Each month, they give him an hour of court time, and then he has to wait in jail for another month until the next hour's worth of the hearing.  When the judge adjourned the hearing after this month's hour, a large percentage of the spectators started chanting about justice for political prisoners.  Outside the courthouse, there were lots of protesters as well:
The sign reads: "We are professors in favor of Human Rights and free expression.  Thinking differently doesn't make us terrorists."

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