Again Mojarras-Cauca humanitarian camp receives treatment for war http://prensarural.org/spip/spip.php?article12004
This morning, at around 2:00 am, two national army planes overflew humanitarian camp in the village of Mojarras-Cauca which preserves more than seven thousand peasants and farmers who are protesting in search of real social policies in order to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Department. At 7:00 AM platforms of the national army with the ESMAD arrived to the point of concentration by firing shotgun blasts, tear gas and stun grenades reinforced with Staples and pieces of metal,plus the actions of this operation is accompanied by shooting the peasants with guns; at the same time a helicopter of the army flew over the refuge camp by launching tear gas indiscriminately, keeping farmers in a State of maximum emergency.At this hour they continue fighting, the armed forces used non-conventional weapons and are also shooting lead bullets. Known that there are wounded but we don't have the exact number, however confirmed that thanks to the clashes which led to, and which still maintain, the armed forces against the peasants, ambulances from surrounding townships,are prevented and not made presence in place to respond immediately to the injured.The municipal government, nor the departmental, or the national have opted for an output agreed to the problems which today maintains fight the peasantry of the Cauca, on the other hand, the Government has maintained a treatment of war on the peasantry which in days gone by was also violated by armed forces that left 7 peasants injured by bullets and dozens more by splinters of the recalzadas and tear gas.It calls on the Government and asked that you not opt for violence against the peasantry but sit to negotiate with real and clear proposals to solve the problems that today afflicts the country's rural sector.Update 4 peasants dead and 28 wounded during violent eviction from Government forces at Mojarras, Cauca
According to data provided by the Office of the Attorney-General, the number of injured at Mojarras-Cauca would increase to 35 of these 4 in critical condition; 4 dead, one of them a child of 6 years old who died of tear gas inhalation. One of the injured is a defender of human rights is very serious, DEIVID DE JESUS HURTADO who belongs to the network of Francisco Isaías Cifuentes human rights and the Commission on human rights of the political movement and Social March patriotic Cauca, is a student of law and history at the University of Cauca and student activist belonging to the Tuto Gonzalez student Coordinator. He was wounded by shrapnel from explosive device launched by the Army (presumably machine gun grenade or mortar), at this time are coming to the city of Popayan, the Hospital San José, where is is concentrating people mostly students of the Unicauca.