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They denounce the massacre in Magdalena, number 45 in Colombia during 2022 | News

The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) of Colombia denounced this Wednesday a new massacre in the Banana Zone of the department of Magdalena, bringing the total to 45 in 2022. in sequence:

They assassinate a social leader in Colombia, number 78 in 2022

According to Indepaz, the incident occurred in the Tucurinca township, leaving three people murdered as a result, “a group of armed men entered the house and attacked those who were in the space,” they detail.

Likewise, Indepaz explains that the fatalities responded to the names of José Romero Polo (42 years old), Brayan Castillo Polo (24 years old) and Andrés Orozco Villa (22 years old).

Indepaz, which stands out for permanently monitoring the humanitarian situation in the country, declared that in the recent massacre that took place in Magdalena, one wounded was recorded, who is identified as Javier Castillo Polo (26 years old).

“For its part, the Ombudsman’s Office has issued AT004/22 on electoral risk, in which it states that the risks referred to Early Warning 044-19 are extended to the municipalities of Aracataca, Fundación and Zona Bananera,” the official said. Colombian entity.

#UNCommitteeAgainstForcedDisappearance ��

We join the week of the detained-disappeared, where the CJYC focuses its attention on three geographical areas of the country where the corporation carries out most of its legal processes and acts of forced disappearance are evident.

– Yira Castro Legal Corporation (@cjyiracastro)
May 26, 2022

Similarly, Indepaz pointed out that this alert is also issued in the face of “analogous dynamics of threat, vulnerability and capabilities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and that affect the rights to life, liberty and personal integrity of the inhabitants.”

Among the groups that operate in the area are the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC), local gangs and dissidents.

In Magdalena in recent months there have been homicides, extortion, threats, displacement and forced recruitment despite early warnings from the @DefensoriaCol who warned of the risks:

We open thread��with the #PublicDenunciation:

— Colombian Commission of Jurists -CCJ- (@Coljuristas)
April 22, 2022

Colombia is experiencing a complex situation, where assassinated social leaders, an increase in mass displacements and forced disappearances are reported daily. In Magdalena, according to figures presented by the Yira Castro Legal Corporation, 5,677 people were reported as victims of forced disappearance.

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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