FARC-EP Colombia: the brutal murder of Mrs. Elvia Cortes Gil
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Tue May 23 15:30:27 MDT 2000
> Addressed to the Communications Media of Colombia
> We of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army
> categorically condemn the brutal murder of Mrs. Elvia Cortes Gil, which
> occurred in the hamlet of La Palestina, municipality of Chiquinquira,
> We explicitly deny that any member of our organization committed this
> deed and as such demand the correction of the report that attributes
> this action to us.
> We once more put before the country the necessity for the right to
> of expression and to information, but, above all, the right that the
> has to genuine and socially responsible information.
> Concerning this event in particular, we believe that when journalists
> they must have the obligation to insure the veracity of the events,
> based on
> vigorous investigation. They must scrupulously differentiate their
> opinion on the news item in order to avoid confusion or, in this case,
> give voice to the enemies of peace.
> It is totally irresponsible to allow a rumour to become the declared
> of the events, especially in the present context where the interest of a
> people that wants to build a country with social justice must come first.
> Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army
> Mountains of Colombia,
> May 16, 2000.
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