President Gustavo Petro has warned that the crimes disclosed by the former paramilitary chief before the JEP (Special Jurisdiction for Peace) did not occur anywhere in Latin America. In the midst of the event, the head of state highlighted the imperative of combating impunity within the country and continuously pursuing peace and truth. During the ceremony of the magistrates’ appointment at the Superior Military and Police Court in the House of Nariño, the head if stated assured that it’s imperative finish with the impunity.
The President Gustavo Petro pointed out on Thursday that the crimes reported by the former paramilitary chief before the JEP were not committed in any corner of Latin America.
In the midst of the possession of magistrates of the Superior Military and Police Court in the House of Nariño, the head of state assured that they must fight against impunity in the country and always seek peace and truth.
President Gustavo Petro: Revelations by Former Paramilitary Chief Spark Calls for Justice and Accountability
On Thursday, May 25, President Gustavo Petro addressed the statements made by former paramilitary chief Salvatore Mancuso before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). Over the course of four days, Mancuso revealed information about alleged connections between political and economic sectors and the establishment and growth of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). The President commented on these revelations, emphasizing the significance of the testimonies and their potential implications for Colombian society.
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During the ceremony for the appointment of magistrates at the Superior Military and Police Court, held at the Casa de Nariño, the President urged the justice system to thoroughly investigate the statements made by Salvatore Mancuso. Mancuso’s appearance before the Chamber Definition of Legal Situations in the special jurisdiction implicated former presidents, politicians, former officials, and private sector companies. The President emphasized the need for a comprehensive investigation into these allegations, highlighting the potential impact on individuals and entities mentioned in Mancuso’s testimony.
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Salvatore Mancuso is a former paramilitary leader in Colombia. He was a prominent member of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a paramilitary group involved in Colombia’s armed conflict. Mancuso played a significant role in the organization, leading the notorious Northern Bloc of the AUC. In 2008, he was extradited to the United States on charges of drug trafficking.
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