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The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office is calling on the government to guarantee that Mancuso “responds to the victims of paramilitarism”.

September 16, 2020

Colombian prosecutors this Wednesday demanded that the government of the South American country take “the greatest care” in taking the necessary steps to ensure that former paramilitary leader of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), Salvatore Mancuso, “responds to justice and justice the victims of paramilitarism “.

A statement stated that so far there have only been 59 judgments against former members of paramilitary groups, of which commanders of these groups correspond to less than ten percent of the assignable cases.

The prosecution has therefore stressed that the appearance of Mancuso and Rodrigo Tovar Pupo, alias “Jorge 40”, “is necessary as part of the state reparation process for individual and collective victims of paramilitarism”.

The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office is calling on the government to guarantee that Mancuso “responds to the victims of paramilitarism”.
The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office is calling on the government to guarantee that Mancuso “responds to the victims of paramilitarism”.

With that in mind, it has shown that Tovar Pupo, excluded from the Justice and Peace Act, “must respond to the normal justice system for serious violations of humanitarian law, taking into account its reluctance to cooperate in clarifying the truth”.

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