The judicial strike that has paralyzed Colombia’s judicial system almost completely has entered its second month of protests.
The strikers demand higher wages of all people working for Justice and a lower work pressure. Despite several talks with the government and threats for repercussions of the same government, there still is no agreement.
Approximately 250,000 people have been affected by the strike, which has caused the suspension of thousands and thousands of both criminal and civil trials, newspaper El País reported Friday.
The strike is Colombia’s longest since 1997.
According to Justice authorities, since the beginning of the protest 2,017 people have been freed because
the relevant proceedings could not be carried out as the law requires.
many suspects in crimes have walked free, many people remain in jail
despite having served their terms, because they are waiting for a judge
to sign their release.
Government and judicial union Anosal will have talks again Saturday to find a way out of the strike.