En la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: “Justicia Continúa Favoreciendo los Perpetradores 10 Años Después”

Celebrating 18 Years with the Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó

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Last weekend had the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó abuzz with excitement in celebration of their 18th anniversary, which celebrates the struggles of the Peace Community in sustaining an island of peace in the midst of conflict. This event also coincided with the Universidad Campesino, which brought together various communities from Colombia to share knowledge and expertise on topics ranging from making breads, marmalades, and chocolates, to legal education and educational methodologies.

This year, the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó had the pleasure to host the French and the German Embassies for two days with the Community and partook in a tour of the casco urbano of San Jose de Apartadó. It was here that on March 23rd 1997, a formal declaration of the Peace Community was made, but also marks the inception of its violent beginnings in 1996 when families from the surrounding veredas were forced to displace to the casco urbano as a result of threats from paramilitaries.
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Celebrando 18 años con la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó

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El fin de semana pasado la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó celebró su aniversario de 18 años, conmemorando las luchas de la Comunidad de Paz en sostener una isla de paz en medio del conflicto. Este evento coincidió con la Universidad Campesina, la cual unió varias comunidades de Colombia para compartir conocimiento y experiencia sobre un rango de asuntos incluyendo producción de panes, mermeladas, y chocolates y educación jurídico y metodologías de educación.

Este año, la Comunidad de Paz tuvo el placer de hospedar las embajadas de Francia y Alemania por dos días y de darles un tour del casco urbano de San José de Apartadó. Fue aquí, el 23 de marzo de 1997, que se declaró formalmente la Comunidad de Paz. Este sito también demarca la incepción violenta de la Comunidad: en 1996, familias de las veredas alrededores se desplazaron hasta el casco urbano como consecuencia de amenazas de paramilitares.
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FOR Peace Presence February Monthly Update

Mu commem-1This February was a particularly important month for our first and original partner in Colombia, the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. One decade ago – on February 21, 2005, the 17th Brigade of the Colombian Armed Forces and paramilitaries acted in a joint operation in the brutal massacre of seven Peace Community members and one neighbor farmer. Among those killed were four young children. In “A Decade Later,” the current FOR Peace Presence Urabá team reflects on legal proceedings and actions that have and have not taken place since the fact. Many of the high-ranking state officials involved in the crimes have yet to be brought to justice. In an incredibly informative article recently published by dhColombia, you can read more about the gaps in the judicial system and where the Peace Community stands ten years later
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In the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó: “10 Years Later Justice Continues Favoring the Perpetrator”

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10 Years Later Justice Continues Favoring the Perpetrator

Published by dhColombia (Network of Colombian Human Rights Defenders – Red de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos de Colombia)

“On February 21 2005, in the villages of La Resbalosa and Mulatos (municipality of Apartadó) Luis Eduardo Guerra and his partner Beyanira Areiza were extrajudicially executed along with his son Deyner Andrés Guerra Tuberquia (11 years old).”

*Commemorative mural on page 1 by Brígida González, member of the Peace Community

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En la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: “Justicia Continúa Favoreciendo los Perpetradores 10 Años Después”

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Justicia continúa favoreciendo a victimarios

Publicado por: dh Colombia (Red de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos de Colombia)

 “El 21 de febrero de 2005, en las veredas La Resbalosa y Mulatos (del municipio de Apartadó), fueron ejecutados extrajudicialmente Luis Eduardo Guerra y su compañera Beyanira Areiza, así como Deyner Andrés Guerra Tuberquia (de 11 años de edad).”

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