| 2010/09/14 00:00

Colombian journalist refused UK visa

September 14--Award-winning Colombian journalist Claudia Duque has been refused entry to Britain. She was invited by the National Union of Journalists to give a speech about her work in upholding human rights.

Colombian journalist refused UK visa

She was hoping to visit London as part of a European tour in which she collected a press freedom award in Stockholm from the Swedish arm of Reporters Without Borders.

The NUJ's general secretary, Jeremy Dear, said: "It is shameful that the UK government is the only one to turn down her visa request."
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