Duque announces the arrest of a FARC dissident as the author of a massacre

The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, celebrated this Tuesday the detention of Jhon Caicedo, alias ‘Moyo’, a former dissident of one of the dissidents of the extinct FARC, as the author of the murder of six people on September 20 in a rural area of ​​the department of Cauca, in the southwest of the country.

“Another forceful blow to the dissidents. The Colombian Army and Police, with the support of the Prosecutor’s Office, captured in the village of Munchique, Buenos Aires municipality (Cauca), alias ‘Moyo’, motivator of the slaughter of Munchique in September 2020, where they murdered six people, “Duque said on his Twitter account.

The Colombian Army has detailed that Caicedo had belonged to the FARC dissidence known as ‘Sixth Structure Jaime Martínez’, “from which he would have fled to organize a new criminal group that generated confrontations resulting in the massacre in this area of ​​northern Cauca “.

Caicedo has been accused “of carrying out targeted homicides“, in addition to” threatening social leaders, councilors, mayors and other personalities in the region, “through extortion” in order to obtain resources to strengthen their criminal group. “

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“Alias ​​’Moyo’ is a dangerous criminal who had threatened social leaders, councilors and personalities of these municipalities of Cauca”, stressed, for his part, President Duque, who has stressed that “whoever does the pay.”

The Colombian NGO Institute for Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz) has estimated 310 social leaders and defenders of Human Rights murdered in the country during 2020, and 64 those of former guerrillas of the extinct FARC who are joined the peace accords.


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