Army assassinates agricultural workers

Submitted by Anon on 20 April, 2005 - 2:20

The Colombian army has assassinated three members of the agricultural workers trade union FENSUAGRO, from the town of San Juan de Sumapaz on the outskirts of the Colombian capital Bogotá.

On 18 March the men were travelling to another town to inspect some cattle, when they went missing. Some days later the Colombia media reported that the army had killed three guerrillas in the area and, on 27 March the families of the three men identified their bodies.

The army’s claim the men were guerrillas is the same claim they made last year when they assassinated three senior trade union leaders in the region of Arauca.

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