2009: Colombia: Patricia Ariza

Señor Presidente Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Presidente de la República, Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-2, Bogotá, Colombia
Fax: +57 1 337 5890/   +57 1 342 0592
Salutation: Dear President Uribe/Excmo. Sr. Presidente Uribe

Oslo, 05 March, 2009

Dear Mr President

I, as a member of Writers in Prison Committe of Norwegian PEN, am protesting the harassment of Patricia Ariza, particularly the Colombian State’s attempts to link her to terrorist groups, and calling on the authorities to allow her and other writers to pursue their legitimate writing and political activities in peace.

Confident that You, Your Excellency, will take action accordingly, I remain.

Yours sincerely

Unni Malmø, member of Writers in Prison Committee, Norwegian Pen

Copies to:
Real Embajada de Noruega en Bogotá
Edificio Fiducafé
Piso 8, #801
Carrera 9 No. 73-44
Bogotá D.C.Tel:     + 57 1 317 78 51
Fax: + 57 1 317 78 58
E-mail: emb.bogota@mfa.no

Republikken Colombias ambassade
Oscars gate 34, 1 etg.
0248 Oslo
Telefon: 23 12 01 50

Ministry of Norwegian Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway