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Victims organize homage to the victims of paramilitarism, ?para-pol?tica? and state crimes





Victims organize homage to the victims of paramilitarism,  ‘para-política’ and state crimes





Around 4 million people have been displaced in Colombia, mostly by extreme right wing paramilitary groups. These groups, working either on their own or in coordination with the armed forces, have ‘disappeared’ at least 15,000 people. The corpses of 3,000 of these victims have been found in common graves, others were just thrown into the rivers. More than 1,700 indigenous people have been assassinated, as have been 2,550 trade unionists, and around 5,000 members of the Unión Patriótica.  Regularly, the paramilitaries torture the victims before killing them. The paramilitaries have carried out 3,500 massacres (where five or more victims are murdered) between 1982 and 2005. They have robbed more than six million hectares of land.

Since 2002 and their supposed ‘demobilisation’, the paramilitaries continue to assassinate 600 people each year. They have reached the point of controlling 35% of politicians elected to Parliament. And since President Uribe’s election in 2002 members of the National Army have committed more than  950 executions, the majority presented as positive killings of guerrillas in combat, when really they are assassinations of civilians, kown as  "false positives".

In January 2008 alone, the paramilitaries committed 2 massacres, 9 forced disappearances and  8 homicides, and the Army has committed 16 extra-judicial  executions.

In Colombia, agents of the State and the paramilitaries violate human rights and humanitarian law. Many of the paramilitary groups have not been demobilised. They now call themselves the Black Eagles. Many para-politicians are still in public office and in posts in the diplomatic corps.  

Common Graves – Never  Again! Forced Displacement – Never  Again!
Para-militaries – Never Again! Para-políticians – Never  Again! State Crimes –  Never  Again!


National Movement of the Victims of State Crime
Statement calling for vigils on 6 March 2008


Homenaje nacional a las víctimas del paramilitarismo, la parapolítica y los crímenes de Estado





En Colombia han sido desplazadas cerca de cuatro millones de personas, en su mayoría por los grupos paramilitares. Estos grupos, solos o en conjunto con miembros de las fuerzas militares, han desaparecido al menos a 15.000 compatriotas y los han enterrado en más de 3.000 fosas comunes o han arrojado sus cadáveres a los ríos; han asesinado a más de 1.700 indígenas, 2.550 sindicalistas, y cerca de 5.000 miembros de la Unión Patriótica. Regularmente torturan a sus víctimas antes de matarlas. Entre 1982 y 2005 los paramilitares perpetraron más de 3.500 masacres, y robaron más de seis millones de hectáreas de tierra. Desde 2002, después de su "desmovilización", han asesinado 600 personas cada año. Llegaron a controlar el 35% del Parlamento. Desde 2002 hasta hoy, miembros del Ejército Nacional han cometido más de 950 ejecuciones, la mayoría presentadas como "positivos".

Tan solo en enero de 2008, los paramilitares cometieron 2 masacres, 9 desapariciones forzadas, 8 homicidios, y el Ejército ha cometido 16 ejecuciones extrajudiciales. En Colombia, agentes del Estado y paramilitares violan los derechos humanos y el derecho humanitario. Muchos grupos paramilitares no se han desmovilizado. Ahora se hacen llamar Águilas Negras. Muchos parapolíticos están en cargos públicos y diplomáticos.

¡Nunca más fosas comunes – Nunca más desplazamientos forzados –
Nunca más paramilitares – Nunca más parapolíticos – Nunca más crímenes de Estado!



6 DE MARZO DE 2008

Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado
El Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado

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