The persecution of our Peace Community of San José de Apartado is saturated with macabre and absurd episodes, but maybe something was still missing: that they sue us for "persecuting" and "threatening" those who have massacred, tortured, displaced, raped, robbed, stigmatized, slandered and ruined us. Colonel Rojas Díaz, current XVII Brigade Commander, despite his horrific criminal past performances, has discovered that he still had this new option of taking us to court for persecuting and threatening one of our greatest victimisers.
There is no limit to ways of showing it; the degradation of the value of life has become all too common for murderers who are protected by a system of absolute impunity that persists in endangering the lives of the civilian population. Once again, we document the latest horros for humanity to judge:
Rete Italiana di Solidarietà con le Comunità di Pace Colombiane
La persecución a nuestra Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó está saturada de episodios macabros y absurdos, pero quizás algo faltaba: que nos demandaran por “perseguir” y “amenazar” a quienes nos han masacrado, torturado, desplazado, violado, despojado, estigmatizado, calumniado y arruinado. El Coronel Rojas Díaz, hoy Comandante de la Brigada XVII a pesar de sus horrendos desempeños criminales del pasado, ya no encuentra cómo más agredirnos y descubrió que aún le faltaba demandarnos por perseguir y amenazar a uno de nuestros mayores victimarios.
Nuevamente la Fuerza Publica dispara contra la población civil, y son utilizados nuestros territorios como campos de batalla por los actores armados.
No vale que lo digamos en todos los tonos, la degradación del valor que tiene la vida se ha convertido en infamia para los asesinos que gozan de protección de un sistema de impunidad absoluta, garantía para persistir en destruir las vidas humanas de la población civil. Nuevamente dejamos ante la humanidad y la historia los últimos hechos de horror:
De nuevo, se reafirma la realidad de muerte y guerra que se vive en la región y que coloca en grave riesgo a la población civil, en especial a nuestra Comunidad de Paz. Las mentiras con que siempre ha actuado el Gobierno, se sigue destapando no solo por los hechos realizados por el Ejercito en la masacre del 2005, sino además de la paz y tranquilidad de la que se habla en a región, pues, las evidencias muestran la situación real contraria al discurso del Gobierno:
In our long trajectory of over 17 years, our Peace Community, and the campesino farmers of our geographical and social environment, have been the victims of massive and continuous lies the various branches of the State and the Establishment.
Our Community of Peace makes an urgent call to the country and the world, to protect the life and integrity of LUZ VALLE, and documents the following aggressions against the civilian population:
The tragic consequences of the President not fulfilling his duty: persecution, extermination and ‘false positives’
Everything regarding the situation we are now living has been documented systematically and sent to President Santos’ office. On January 7, 2009 COLONEL GERMAN ROJAS DIAZ made use of well-known paramilitary WILFER HIGUITA to vilely blackmail someone who had been a member of our Peace Community’s Internal Council. The Colonel warned him by telephone that unless he agreed to collaborate in the destruction of the peace community, he would present false charges against him as a guerrilla and drug dealer. On February 7, 2009 Lieutenant DELGADO of the Voltígeros Battalion, under the command of Colonel ROJAS, scolded the victim because he had reported this blackmail, and ordered him to report to battalion, because only the military could help him or kill him, and said that his fate was in their hands and in no one else’s, even if he continued to denounce the facts elsewhere. On February 24 a brother of the victim was illegally detained in order to intimidate him further. On August 26 the paramilitaries of New Antioquia detained members of the Peace Community in order to question them about the whereabouts of the victim, and on September 21 the army detained two other members of the community for the same reason. On 18 October of the same year 2009 the military again detained the victim and his family, and complained of the Community’s international support, alleging this would end when they completed their persecution against the community. On 16 November of that year, the paramilitary WILFER HIGUITA, Colonel ROJAS’ right arm, revealed a blacklist of people they planned to kill, in the rural settlement of Caracolí, including the victim of blackmail. On December 9 in the neighbourhood Policarpa in Apartadó, paramilitaries showed inhabitants another blacklist, which also included the victim of blackmail. On August 4, 2010 COLONEL ROJAS tried to sue the Peace Community for "threats" because of our protests against the troops who had built trenches in the rural settlement of La Union and tore down fences. On July 4, 2012 the paramilitaries burned down the blackmail victim’s house, and 3 days later they stormed the village of San José, heavily armed, boasting of having carried out this act of arson in collaboration with the army. On March 7, 2013 COLONEL ROJAS kept asking, via cell phones, the whereabouts of the victim of blackmail.