“This is the time for social cleansing,” reads the most recent pamphlet by Colombian neo-paramilitaries, which threatens to take the lives of the “communist, homosexual, immoral and rapist” schoolchildren of Bogota.
A neo-paramilitary group known as the “Aguilas Negras” has issued a “social cleansing” pamphlet to schoolchildren in Colombian capital, Bogota, Colombia’s human rights agency, ombudsman’s office, announced on Wednesday.
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“For the schools of Ciudad Bolivar, Kenedi, [B]osa, [U]sme and others, fathers take care of you children, those who are crooked we’re going to straighten out by bullet or knife, either they’re with us or the c**** disappear,” the pamphlet reads, referring to the students of various localities in Bogota.
“This is the end of communist, homosexual students, immoral swines and rapists.”
The ombudsman’s office has called for authorities to put in place the necessary evacuation and security measures.
Concerns about the vulnerability of Colombia’s youth are increasing, and the Ombudsman’s office is currently also on high alert regarding youth recruitment in various states by demobilized paramilitary groups.
These groups are known to recruit minors aged between nine and 15 years for drug trafficking and other illegal activities.
This is not the first time that the Augilas Negras neo-paramilitary network has threatened Colombia’s citizens.
The Black Eagles are network of scattered armed groups with no central command, formed primarily from the paramilitaries that demobilized between 2003 and 2006.
Displaying more political leanings than other so-called neo-paramilitary groups, they regularly threaten NGO activists, union leaders and left-wing politicians, and have pledged to join in the war against Colombia’s rebel groups the FARC and ELN.