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Preventive detention to ex mayor for Trujillo massacre

Preventive detention to ex mayor for Trujillo massacre

The attorney general’s office ordered the preventive detention of Rubén Dario Agudelo Puerta, former president of the assembly of Valle (a state in the south of Colombia) for his alleged responsibility for criminal conspiracy and aggravated homicide by omission during the Trujillo massacres, that took place while he was mayor of the town. An attorney of the Unidad Nacional de Derechos Humanos y DIH (National unit for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law) who is investigating the homicides committed between 1990 and 1992 ordered the arrest. Agudelo Puerta is now being held at La Picota jail in Bogotá.

More than 245 people were killed during 1986 and 1994 in the town of Trujillo (in the department of Valle in the south east of Colombia). These terrible massacres were ordered by noted drug traffickers Henry Loaiza Ceballos, better known as ‘el Alacrán’; and Diego León Montoya, ‘Don Diego’, who are both already in prison. More than 20 people are being charged with the crimes of first degree murder and forced disappearances. Other 60 people are being investigated for this crime as well.

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