Friday, 10 July 2015

More than five thousand bodies found in Colombian mass graves

Groups of experts were able to find until today four thousand 332 mass graves in Colombia, in sites where more than five thousand bodies were exhumed during the past six years, the general attorney Eduardo Montealegre confirmed.

These efforts are part of the missing persons search mechanisms, implemented by the research body to clarify crimes that have occurred in the context of the armed conflict.

The research body also seeks to return the victims bodies to their families, the official said. According to estimates, some 45,000 Colombian were target of the phenomenon known as enforced disappearance during the confrontation, which has lasted more than 50 years.

The general victim´s figure is around 6.8 millions, mostly of them were displaced from their places of origin because of the violence.

Friday 10 July 2015


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