COLOMBIA: November 2006 Update

CPTnet
17 December 2006

COLOMBIA: November 2006 Update

At the end of November, the Colombian government brought charges against
nine congress people and one former congressperson-all supporters of
President Uribe. The federal authorities have accused them of organizing
and belonging to paramilitary groups, financing paramilitary groups with
government money, winning elections using paramilitary coercion as well as
organizing and ordering massacres, including the 2000 massacre of more than
twenty people in Macayepo. The ten are awaiting trial.

The team continued its weekly accompaniment of the Op