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Further information on UA 348/92 (AMR 23/62/92, 10 November) - Colombia: possible extrajudicial execution: Pedro Jaramillo Rueda, Humberto Jaramillo Rueda, Mario Lozado Ortiz, Pedro Guevara, Fredy Prada Vargas, Jose Eugenio Morales Gutierrez and new name:

, N° d'index: AMR 23/016/1993

AI has received further information about the killing of the men named above. Their bodies were found on 22 October 1992, showing signs of torture. In a letter to AI, the head of the human rights unit of the Department of State Security states that a Penal Investigation has been opened into the killings and that the preliminary stage of the investigation has revealed that the men were detained by six armed men, members of F-2, the intelligence branch of the police force.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 23/16/93
Distr: UA/SC
12 March 1993
Further information on UA 348/92 (AMR 23/62/92, 10 November 1992) - Possible
Extrajudicial Execution
COLOMBIA:Pedro JARAMILLO RUEDA, campesino
Humberto JARAMILLO RUEDA, campesino
Mario LOZADO ORTIZ, campesino
Pedro GUEVARA, millworker
Fredy PRADA VARGAS, millworker
José Eugenio MORALES GUTIERREZ, millworker
Arnoldo MORALES, whose name was not known when the original action was issued
Amnesty International has received further information concerning the killing
of the seven men named above. The men were killed between 17 and 22 October
1992 in Campo Alegre, Huila department, in circumstances suggesting they may
have been extrajudicially executed.
Amnesty International had received information that Pedro Jaramillo Rueda,
Humberto Jaramillo Rueda, Mario Lozado Ortiz, Pedro Guevara, Fredy Prada Vargas,
José Eugenio Morales Gutiérrez and Arnoldo Morales were taken from their homes
by heavily armed men. It was reported that the men wore arm bands which identified
them as agents of the Department of State Security, Departamento Administrativo
de Seguridad (DAS). Eye-witnesses had stated that the detainees were forced
into a vehicle which then left Campo Alegre on a road controlled by the military.
On 22 October 1992 the bodies of all seven men were found showing signs of
torture.
In a letter to Amnesty International, the head of the human rights unit Unidad
Derechos Humanos, of the DAS, states that a Penal Investigation has been opened
into the killings and that the preliminary stage of the investigation,
indagación preliminar revealed that the detentions were carried out by six
men, heavily armed and wearing armbands which identified them not as members
of DAS, but as members of F-2, the intelligence branch of the police force.
Amnesty International reiterates its concern that the seven men were
extra-judicially executed and urges that those found responsible as a result
of the investigation be brought to justice.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters in Spanish, English or your own language:
- reiterating concern that Pedro Jaramillo Rueda, Humberto Jaramillo Rueda,
Mario Lozado Ortiz, Pedro Guevara, Fredy Prada Vargas, José Eugenio Morales
Gutiérrez and Arnoldo Morales were extrajudicially executed;
- welcoming the investigation into these killings and urging that it be thorough
and impartial, that the results be made public and those found responsible
brought to justice.
Page 2 of FU 348/93
APPEALS TO:
1) Chief Inspector of the Police:
General Octavio Vargas Silva
Inspector General de la Policía Nacional
Inspección General de la Policía Nacional
Tr. 45, 40-11, P-3
Santa Fe de Bogotá
Colombia
Telegrams: Inspec. Gen. Policía Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
Salutation:S. Inspector General / Dear Sir
2) Attorney General:
Dr. Gustavo de Greiff
Fiscal General
Fiscalia General
Apartado Aéreo 29855
Santafé de Bogotá
Colombia
Telegrams: Fiscal General, Fiscalia General, Bogotá, Colombia
Faxes:+ 57 1 287 0939
Salutation: Estimado Dr. de Greiff / Dear Dr. de Greiff
3) Advocate for the People:
Dr. Jaime Córdoba Triviño
Defensor del Pueblo
Defensoría del Pueblo
Calle 34, Carrera 5
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams:Defensor del Pueblo Trivino, Defensoria del Pueblo, Bogota, Colombia
Faxes:+ 57 1 284 0472
Salutation: Estimado Dr Triviño / Dear Dr. Triviño
4) President of Colombia:
Señor Presidente César Gaviria Trujillo
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Telegrams: President Gaviria, Bogotá, Colombia
Telexes: 44281 PALP CO
Faxes: + 57 1 286 7324, + 57 1 287 7937
Salutation:Excelentísimo Sr. Presidente / Dear President Gaviria
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
1) Human Rights and Educational
Organization:
Señores
CINEP
AA 25916
Santa Fe de Bogotá
Colombia
2) Director of the Department of State
Security:
Dr. Fernando Brito
Director
Departamento Administrativo de
Seguridad
Carrera 28, No. 17A-00
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
and to diplomatic representatives of Colombia accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 23 April 1993.

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