PBI-Colombia urgently notes threat against the CCAJAR lawyers collective, MOVICE movement of victims of state crimes

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On December 6, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Attention: Yesterday, December 5, the #DDHH [human rights] organizations accompanied by PBI @Ccajar and @Movicecol victims of state crimes. Urgent progress in investigations into those responsible and guarantees were threatened for political participation.”

CCAJAR has also tweeted: “We demand that @FiscaliaCol investigate, prosecute and punish the authors of this pamphlet. Never until today have the so-called ‘Black Eagles’ been identified. There are serious indications that these threats are acts of illegal intelligence from state agencies.”

El Espectador lists the 20 people named in the pamphlet. And Infobae quotes the pamphlet that states: “We continue with the civic and patriotic work of cleaning our homeland of leftist garbage, environmentalists and human rights defenders who intend to change the government from social networks and through indoctrination to the masses as they could not take power by arms…”

Contagio Radio further reports: “On Sunday morning, a pamphlet was released in which the so-called ‘Black Eagles’ associated with far-right sectors threatened several members of the Historical Pact and Victims’ movements such as MOVICE and the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective, as well as members of the First Line [Primera Linea].”

“In the pamphlet they assure that they will not tolerate that ‘one more of the murderers of our peasants come to occupy public office’ making clear reference to the next electoral process that will be held from March 2022 and that presents high expectations that notorious changes will be generated in the next government.”

“Senator Iván Cepeda said that these threats are due to the historical pact moving towards the electoral contest, in addition, investigations against the military and paramilitaries are advancing, as well as citizen indignation continues to grow for policies contrary to the common good, promoted by the government of the Democratic Center.”

“It should be noted that despite the multiple complaints of threats from the Black Eagles, the Prosecutor’s Office has not provided information on the progress of judicial processes or identification of the authors of this type of pamphlets, which for many sectors ensure that it would be a kind of hidden hand of legal forces.”

The full article can be read at Águilas Negras amenazan a precandidatos del Pacto Histórico, políticos y a víctimas de oposición.

PBI-Colombia has accompanied the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) since 1995. The PBI-Colombia Reconstruction of Social Fabric (ARTS) team has accompanied the Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) since 2017.

In November 2020, we also highlighted in this article the threats made by the Black Eagles against environmental defenders in the Magdalena Medio region.

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