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Subject: Urgent Action! Leaders Delivered to Paramilitaries
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 09:10:45 -0600 (CST)
From: Colombian Labor Monitor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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This urgent action has been signed by the following Colombian NGO's:

Asociación MINGA,  Corporación CLEBER, Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos, 
SEMBRAR, Colectivo de Abogados, CODHES, Mesa de Trabajo del Magdalena Medio, ASFADDES, 
Departamento de Derechos Humanos de Fenasintrap, Sintraminercol, Benposta Nación de 
Muchachos, Hermana Nohemí Palencia, Justicia y Paz, CINEP, Organización Femenina 
Popular, Asociación Campesina del Valle del Rio Cimitarra, Unión Sindical Obrera, 
Corporación REDES, CREDHOS, REINICIAR, Comisión de JUSTICIA Y PAZ, FAMILIA 
FRANCISCANA, CEBS, COORDINADOR NACIONAL AGRARIO

URGENT ACTION

COLOMBIAN ARMY DELIVERS COMMUNITY LEADERS
TO PARAMILITARIES

On November 28, 1999, Batallion No.45, Heroes de Majagual took in to custody near San 
Pablo in the Magdalena Medio region two community leaders EDGAR QUIROGA, member of the 
Middle Magdalena Permanent Regional Board for Peace and GILDARDO FUENTES.  The 
military troops then delivered the two to paramilitaries bearing clothing identifying 
them as members of Carlos Castano's AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia).

Their current whereabouts are unknown.  Gildardo Fuentes had also been attacked and 
injured by paramilitariy forces in early October with apparent impunity for his 
attackers.

Please write to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of Defense William 
Cohen, and U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Curtis Kamman to express outrage at this 
example of close cooperation between the Colombian military and the paramilitaries and 
to urge that the Clinton Administration retire any plans to assist the Colombia 
military and actively oppose the Alianza Act of 1999, introduced by Republican 
Senators a few weeks ago.  Also suggest pulling the visa of Brigadier General Martin 
Orlando Carreno-Sandoval and his family and of Colonel Jesus Maria Clavijo and his 
family, the Commander of Batallion No. 45.  Pressure the Colombian government to 
investigate their actions of such General and Colonel as Commanders and remove them 
from office if they are shown to have cooperated or promoted this collaboration with 
the paramilitaries.

We urge you to write to your Representatives and Senators in Congress to encourage 
them to oppose further U.S. military aid to the Colombian military, which has once 
again shown its total disdain for human rights and the security and well being of 
Colombian citizens. Please send copies of your letters, faxes, or emails to the 
Colombian Support Network.

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT
Secretary of State
2201 C St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
fax: (202) 647-1533

WILLIAM COHEN
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense, The Pentagon
Washington, D.C.  20301-1000
fax: (202) 697-9080

CURTIS KAMMAN
U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
fax: 011-57-1-315-2038

YOUR RESPECTIVE CONGRESSPEOPLE
Wisconsin:

SENATOR HERB KOHL
Hart Building SH-330
2nd and C Sts., NE
Washington, DC 20510
fax: (202) 224-9787

SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD
Hart Building SH-716
2nd and C Sts., NE
Washington, DC 20510
fax: (202) 224-2725

ANDRES PASTRANA ARANGO
Presidente de la Republica
Carrera 8 n. 7-26 Palacio de Nariño,
Santa Fe de Bogota.
Teléfono. 011 5629300 ext. 3550 (571) 284 33 00 Fax 011(571) 286 74 34 -
286
68 42 -284 21 86
E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

NESTOR HUMBERTO MARTINEZ
Ministro del interior Ministerio de Gobierno
Carrera 8 n. 8-09 Santa Fé de Bogota, Palacio de Nariño.
Tel-fax 011(571) 2868025, 3343960 ext. 0630

LUIS FERNANDO RAMIREZ
Ministro de la Defensa Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Avenida El Dorado con carrera 52 CAN Santa Fe de Bogota
Tel-fax 011 (571) 222 18 74
Mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

JAIME BERNAL CUELLAR
Procurador General de la Nacion Procuraduria General de la Nacion
Carrera 5 n. 15-80
Santa Fé de Bogota.
Tel-fax: 011 (571) 342 97 23, 2817531

MARTIN ORLANDO CARRENO-SANDOVAL
Brigadier General of the 45th Brigade
fax: 011 57 76 455 051


  Colombia Support Network
  P.O. Box 1505
  Madison, WI 53701
  (608) 257-8753   fax (608) 255-6621
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]    http://www.igc.apc.org/csn/

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