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The FARC asks the IACHR to visit after the murder of nearly 200 ex-guerrillas

May 10, 2020

The party of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC), heir to the demobilized guerrillas of Colombia’s revolutionary armed forces, has announced that it will seek a visit to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in connection with the murder of 197 former guerrillas since the ceasefire. which gave way to the 2017 peace agreement, which they call “systematic extermination”.

“We have decided to go to the Inter-American System and also to Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. We will request intervention from the Inter-American Commission and a site visit (field visit) to the country to verify that a systematic extermination takes place against ex-combatants, “said FARC lawyer Diego Martínez.

According to the FARC itself, 117 of the 197 murders occurred during the current president Iván Duque’s mandate. Even after curfews and isolation from the coronavirus pandemic began, the killings continued: five have occurred since March 21.

The FARC asks the IACHR to visit after the murder of nearly 200 ex-guerrillasThe FARC asks the IACHR to visit after the murder of nearly 200 ex-guerrillas

The last was carried out between Thursday and Friday when the body of ex-guerrilla Wilmer Daniel Marín Alarcón appeared in Bello, Antioquia. The body appeared to be wrapped in a mattress the assassins were trying to burn.

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