|PARAMILITARIES MURDER PEACE COMMUNITY LEADER
from: COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK
On July 13, 2007 at 12:15 p.m. two men who had the previous day identified themselves as members of the “Black Eagles” paramilitaryorganization, stopped a public transport vehicle, forced PeaceCommunity member DAIRO TORRES out of the vehicle, and shot and killedhim. Dairo was the coordinator of the Alto Bonito humanitarian zone,located about 4 hours walk from the San Josecito Peace Community, since2004. He was a serious, responsible leader in the hamlets in the SanJosecito area.
Dairo was murdered less than 2 minutes drive from a policecheckpoint on the road between Apartado and San Jose. His murderers hadbeen seen at about 9:10 a.m. talking to and sitting next to the policeat the checkpoint. It is clear that the police were complicit in themurder of Dairo.
Please write to President Uribe to tell him the internationalcommunity supports the Peace Community and is watching what happens toCommunity members. Ask him why the paramilitaries keep killing withimpunity in association with the Police, as has frequently happened andas if no demobilization of paramilitaries had happened at all. We allexpect an investigation to be carried out by his government, with themurderers arrested and tried for their heinous crime. We also expect the Uribe government to bring the Police to justice for theircollaboration with the paramilitaries in this killing.
Please also write to your representatives in Congress to tell themof the collaboration of Uribe’s police force with murderers and askthem to stop funding of the Colombian military and police until thesecrimes stop and prosecution of those responsible is carried out.
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