Who gave the order? Investigating Colombia’s ‘false optimistic’ scandal

The “false positive” scandal is among the deadliest episodes of the battle in Colombia. Within the twenty first century, the Colombian military murdered hundreds of harmless civilians and handed them off as guerrillas or criminals to extend the “body” rely of army operations. The victims had been younger males from poor households, lured by false guarantees of employment. Immediately, households are nonetheless combating for the reality and for justice. For 2 years, our Bogota correspondent Pascale Mariani investigated this nationwide scandal by following a mom, whose son was killed in 2008, in her seek for justice.

This report tells the tragic story of Doris Tejada. With the assistance of the Moms of False Positives collective, she searches for the physique of her son, who was shot useless in 2008 on the age of 26. Tejada needs to know the reality and clings to the hope of getting justice at some point.

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In 2019, the Particular Jurisdiction for Peace (recognized by its Spanish acronym JEP), which emerged from the 2016 peace settlement between the Colombian authorities and the FARC guerrillas, took up the case of the extrajudicial killings. However households proceed to push for justice. Their slogan is “who gave the order”? They accuse the then president Alvaro Uribe of being the principle accountable. However will the Particular Jurisdiction of Peace ever put him in port?

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