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San Jose de Apartado massacre

The San Jose de Apartado massacre was a massacre of five men and three children near the small Colombian village of San Jose de Apartado more specifically in two places known as "Mulatos" and "La Resbalosa" perpetrated by members of the Military of Colombia and United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia between February 21-22, 2005.

The Community was established on Palm Sunday, March 1997, the villagers declaring themselves neutral in the Colombian armed conflict.

On November 23, 2007, the Attorney General of Colombia ordered the detention of a Colombian National Army Captain, Guillermo Armando Gordillo Sanchez accused of being the mastermind and perpetrator of the San Jose de Apartado massacre. Gordillo-Sanchez was in charge of the unit assigned to the 17th Brigade of the Colombian National Army. On July 18, 2008, the Attorney General signed the complaint against nine military officials for grave violations of human rights and facilitation of the incursion of the United Self-Defense Forces, who carried out the massacre.

See also

List of massacres in Colombia

External links


Colombiasupport.com: San Jose de Apartado massacre report

Comunidad de Paz de San Jose de Apartado

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