Six months after the Colombian authorities imprisoned them on false
charges of rebellion, Oscar Duque, Mario MartÃnez and Evaristo Mena
were released for lack of evidence. They are leaders of the AsociaciÃ³n
Campesina del Valle del RÃo Cimitarra ACVC (Campesino Association of
the Cimitarra Valley), with whom CPT-Colombia has a working
relationship. Right wing paramilitary groups and government forces
have threatened and assassinated members of ACVC because they cry out
for just land reform and sustainable development in rural areas.