New conviction of alias ‘Memín’, former paramilitary leader of the AUC, for crimes in Antioquia

New conviction of alias ‘Memín’, former paramilitary leader of the AUC, for crimes in Antioquia
New conviction of alias ‘Memín’, former paramilitary leader of the AUC, for crimes in Antioquia

The former paramilitary chief, Luis Arnulfo Tuberquia accepted, before a judge, his participation in 19 criminal acts that occurred in Cañasgordas (Antioquia)between nineteen ninety six and 2005.

Tuberquia, who is known in the criminal world under the alias ‘Memin’incurred these criminal acts when he was leader of the Northwestern Antioquia Blockof the extinct AUCand which according to the Prosecutor’s Office are framed “within a pattern of macrocriminality.”

In that sense, ‘Memín’ recognized 19 crimesdistributed as follows: four (4) homicides of a protected person, seven (7) cases of forced disappearance, two (2) kidnappings, one (1) violent carnal access, conspiracy to commit a crime and five (5) events of deportation, expulsion, transfer or forced displacement of the civilian population.

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The majority of his victims, as the former leader acknowledged, were farmers, who opposed the directives of the paramilitary groups or were accused of helping other illegal structures that commit crimes in the region.

For these events, ‘Memín’ must serve a 20-year prison sentence.

“This judicial result is part of a macro-investigation carried out by the Attorney General’s Office, which has revealed serious violations of human rights committed by the AUC, in 27 municipalities in northwestern Antioquia. In this line of action, four convictions have been obtained against alias Memín. concluded the Prosecutor’s Office in a statement.

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