Name: Liliany Obando
What she does: Colombian trade unionist, human rights defender and sociologist.
Impact: Has campaigned internationally to highlight human rights violations in Colombia.
Liliany Obando, was accused of “rebellion” and imprisoned on 8th August 2008. She has been detained since then in Buen Pastor Prison,Bogota, without being convicted of any crime. Before her arrest Ms. Obando had carried out research for Fensuagro, the Colombian union of agricultural workers, and campaigned internationally, mainly inAustralia and Canada, to highlight human rights violations committed by the Colombian authorities.