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Without compassion the Farc slaughtered nine councilmen
March 01, 2006
Bogotá D.C. While they carried out an extraordinary meeting in a public establishment, in Rivera municipality (Huila), nine councilmen were murdered by terrorist from the Farc’s Teófilo Forero squad.
In the last 3 years the Farc 163 politicians were murdered. Among them 76 councilmen, 15 former councilmen and 12 candidates to the municipality’s councils.
The criminals entered to the restaurant of the Los Gabrieles Country Club shooting in an indiscriminate way, originating the immediate death of eight of the councilmen, one more was transferred to an assistance center where he died 24 hours later.
The murdered councilmen were identified as: Octavio Escobar González, born in Neiva and who acted as President of the council, Jaime Andrés Perdomo Losada, 27 years, First Vice-president of the Municipal council, born in Rivera, Celfides Miguel Fernandez, Second Vice-president, and Aryan Arfail, born in Teruel, 41 years.
Also were murdered Aníbal Azuero Paredes, agricultural technician 63 years old, Luís Ernesto Ibarra Ramírez 46 years, born in Rivera, Héctor Iván Tovar Polanía, born in Neiva, Desiderio Suárez Quimbaya, 59 years old, born in Ibagué, Moises Ortiz Cabrera, born in Campo Alegre Business Administrator.
The victims were representatives of the villages near to this municipality in the Huila Department and spokesmen of the regional inhabitants. Likewise, in charge of advancing the projects to improve the life quality and the collective development of their community.
This criminal act has not been the only terrorist attack that the Farc’s Teofilo Forero squad has executed, in head of alias the 'Paisa', against yhe Colombians, the economic infrastructure and the environment of the country.
It is necessary to remember the assault to Rivera's jail, June 25 1999; the massive kidnapping of 15 people in the Miraflores Condominium in Neiva on July 26 2001; the kidnapping of an airship that had the route Florence - Neiva - Bogotá on February 20 2002.
Also the attack against the El Nogal Club in Bogotá city on February 7 2003, where a car bomb exploded leaving 36 people dead and more than 100 wounded; the light plane demolished in the municipality of El Doncello, in which four North American citizens traveled, on February 13 2003; and, recently, the massacre of nine civilians that traveled in a public transportation vehicle on the road that leads from EL Diamante to Puerto Rico municipality, Caquetá, on February 25 2006.
Also the members of this squad at the present moment are being investigated by the Nation’s General Prosecutor’s Office for drug’s traffic. According to the accusations of the Caquetá residents, these terrorists would be pressing them to sow illicit cultivations; besides establishing laboratories used for the production of cocaine, which harm the environment.
These terrorist acts violate the Constitutional rights, the Human rights and the International Humanitarian Right, degrade the human being's integrity and attempt against the Social State of Right.