-----Messaggio Originale-----
Da: "Michael Eisenscher" <meisenscher at igc.org>
Newsgroup: misc.activism.progressive
Data invio: martedì 28 marzo 2000 6.36

Three members of the CSNChicago Sister Community were assassinated in
Turbo, Colombia, last week.  The Communities of the Cacarica basin were
forcibly displaced from their homes three years ago but are currently in
the process of returning to their land.  Those community members remaining
in Turbo are subject to paramilitary threats and violence.

March 25, 2000
Colombia Support Network
Chicago Chapter

Less than one month after the return to the Cacarica Basin was initiated,
three members of this displaced community, provisionally settled in Turbo,
have been assassinated. There names are:  ANTONIO HINESTROZA MOSQUERA,
assassinated at 1 p.m. March 24; RICARDO ANTONIO GOES RESTREPO, assassinated
at 10:15 p.m. March 22; and OTONIEL BAUTISTA MANTILLA, assassinated at 7:00
a.m. on March 22.

These murders are believed to have been committed by members of the local
paramilitary groups in Turbo, as direct acts of repression against the
Cacarica Community's Process of Return to their homelands that just began.
For the past three years, this Community has been the target of harrassment,
accusations, intimidations and threats by army officials, the local police,
and paramilitary groups alike.

We ask that you call, send faxes, or e-mail as soon as possible the
Commander of the 17th Brigade of the Colombian Army, General Carlos Vargas
Forero, asking
him to take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the Community in
Return to the Cacarica Basin, provisionally settled in Turbo.

General Carlos Vargas Forero
Commander of the 17th Brigade
Carepa, Antioquia, Colombia
Tel:  011-574-823-6844
(If General Vargas is not available, please
  ask to speak to the Second in Command)
Fax:  011-574-823-6844, or
011-574-823-6601, or
E-mail:  br17 at edatel.net.co

Major Cortazar, Officer in charge of human rights for the 17th Brigade
lcortazar at edatel.net.co

Please send a copy of your fax or e-mail to: 773.376.9263 or
csnchicago at accion.net

Colombia Support Network
P.O. Box 1505
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 257-8753   fax (608) 255-6621
csn at igc.apc.org    http://www.igc.apc.org/csn/

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