Extradited and convicted paramilitary warlord ‘Don Berna’ wants a commission of Colombian congressmen to visit him in his U.S. prison to continue his collaboration with Colombian justice.
Diego Fernando ‘Don Berna’ Murillo — convicted to 31 years in prison for drug trafficking Wednesday — wants the congressmen to visit him to “guarantee transparency, accuracy and efficiency” in his involvement with the Justice and Peace court that seeks to clarify the crimes committed by paramilitaries and State officials before the demobilization of paramilitary organization AUC.
In a letter to opposition senator Piedad Córdoba ‘Don Berna’ expresses that he thinks “that the people have a right to know their history so it is not repeated. I am committed to tell the truth the victims are entitled to know, just like all Colombians.”
Murillo Wednesday stated that he and the AUC financially supported the campaign of Álvaro Uribe for the 2002 Presidency, which was vehemently denied by Uribe’s former campaign manager.
‘Don Berna’ used to be the leader of the Cacique Nutibara Bloc that operated in the north west of Colombia and is suspected of thousands of crimes against humanity.