PBI-Colombia highlights CCEEU, CJL & CSPP report on illegal state intelligence activities

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On August 24, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Report delivered to @JEP_Colombia highlights ‘persecution and extermination of groups in #Colombia through the use of intelligence and illegal counterintelligence, which is still current policy’.”

This statement notes: “The Colombia-Europe-United States Coordination network, the Corporation for Judicial Freedom (CJL) and the Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP) will present to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) the report ‘From the Kingdom of Shadows: Covert and Illegal Activities of State Intelligence against Democracy and Human Rights in Colombia’.”

PBI-Colombia accompanies both the CJL and the CSPP.

The statement further explains: “This document gives an account of the illegal conduct carried out by the high military and government commands within the state security forces such as the defunct Administrative Department of Security (DAS), currently the National Intelligence Directorate (DNI), and Intelligence of the National Army in the period of time from 1989 to 2016 during this period it was possible to demonstrate a line of continuity of the illegal use of state intelligence, in charge of the Army’s intelligence area, which meant the continuity of the actions of the DAS and even the BINCI.”

The BINCI refers to the Battalion of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Colombian National Army.

The statement then highlights: “This persecution and extermination of groups through the use of intelligence and illegal counterintelligence, which remains a current policy, has occurred due to the concurrence of different conducts related to the crimes of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution; homicide; enforced disappearance; torture; psychological torture, among others.”

And it concludes: “We insist that the Special Jurisdiction for Peace open a specific case on the illegal use of State intelligence and counterintelligence in the context of the armed conflict, taking into account its fundamental role in the commission of serious human rights violations in Colombia.”

The full statement can be read at Actividades Encubiertas e Ilegales de la Inteligencia Estatal tuvieron su pico máximo en Gobierno de Álvaro Uribe.

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