The tragic episode that occurred in 2006, perpetrated by FARC guerrillas, resulting in the death of nine councilors from Rivera, Huila, was declared non-amnestiable.
In a recent statement, the Amnesty or Pardon Chamber of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) has determined that the crimes of aggravated homicideattempted aggravated homicide and personal injuries committed on February 27, 2006 will not be considered amnestiable. This decision directly affects the person responsible for the intelligence prior to the attack, Clinio Gasca Valderrama, known as ‘Plinio’, who had already been convicted for his participation in these events.
In the last hours, the J.E.P. has declared that the action carried out by the column Teófilo Forero of the FARC cannot be subject to amnesty or pardon due to its extreme severity. The determination is based on the evidence that these are “multiple homicides, completed and attempted, against civilians who were not carrying out combat activities, nor participating directly or indirectly in hostilities.”
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The Amnesty and Pardon Chamber of the JEP highlighted that the councilors of Rivera (Huila) were civilians who had not lost their protection status against direct attacks, according to the International human right (IHL). In this sense, the JEP resolution emphasizes: “For the office, it is clear that these are multiple homicides, completed and attempted, against civilians who They did not carry out combat activities, nor did they participate directly or indirectly in hostilities. That is, the councilors of Rivera (Huila) were civilians who had not lost their protection status against direct attacks in accordance with IHL.
The resolution also refers to the accusation of the Attorney General’s Office against Clinio Gasca Valderrama, indicating that his conviction for homicide of a protected person confirms that the conduct displayed was an attack against individuals protected by international humanitarian law.
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