Diego Blanco: free

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Good news!

Diego Blanco - who was originally recruited in December of last year in MedellĂ­n, Colombia - is now free, following support from local Colombian conscientious objector groups, international solidarity and lobbying of military recruitment authorities.

Whilst detained, Diego was subjected to agression and harassment by his superiors, threatened with court marshall, and in March was physically attacked.

Read some of the background to Diego's case here.

Thank you to everyone who has written and campaigned for Diego's freedom.