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Colombia X

December 5, 2008

Colombia X

Colombia X

After various interventions by local authorities, family members of the accused addressed the community. "The kidnappings were not a 'mistake,' they were the result of an illness that has affected our community," said Flor Ilba Trochez, a former Governor of Jambaló.

The three accused, including Trochez' brother, sit to her left. They all confessed to the crime. The fourth kidnapper was turned over to state authorities.

The fifth kidnapper, who escaped, is a known member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and it is believed he was the intellectual author of the kidnapping.

The Indigenous Guard is currently searching for the escaped kidnapper, and the Council of Jambaló have begun an investigation.

by Dawn Paley

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