After the events that occurred in 2006, a pamphlet from the FARC guerrilla was found in which they declared the councilors and mayors of the area a military objective. as long as they did not resign from their positions.
Clinio Gasca Valderrama, alias ‘Plinio’, was in charge of conducting intelligence before the crime and has been convicted for these events. In the last hours, the JEP decided to declare this action as “not amnestiable” which is the responsibility of the Teófilo Forero column of the extinct guerrilla, that is, that, due to their severity, they cannot be subject to amnesty or pardons.
“For the office, it is clear that these are multiple homicides, completed and attempted, against civilians that 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,” said the Amnesty and Pardon Chamber of the JEP.
This is why now the case must be investigated, tried and those responsible must be punished.a process that must be carried out within the framework of the investigations of macro case 10, which investigates non-amnestiable crimes committed by members of the extinct FARC.
“The accusation formulated by the Attorney General’s Office and for which Mr. Clinio Gasca Valderrama was convicted, corresponds to that of homicide of a protected person. This means that in the assessment itself in the ordinary court it was determined that the conduct displayed by the appearing party was an attack against protected persons. by international humanitarian law,” is explained in the JEP resolution.
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