Victims of Colombian guerrilla violence made a statement Monday rejecting a recent video which portrays the FARC as farmers who finance their rebellion against the state through agriculture.
According to Jaime Arturo Restrepo of the Association of Civilian Victims of the Colombian Guerrilla, the video “clearly constitutes an excuse for crime. The FARC are a terrorist group, dedicated to drug trafficking, that uses anti-personnel mines, that is involved in massacres, murders, kidnapping, extortion, the recruiting of minors and all kinds of human rights violations.”
The victims sent a letter to the Swedish ambassador in Colombia to ask Stockholm to ban the showing of the controversial documentary, the trailer for which is available on YouTube. According to the poster of the video, the video will “soon” be shown in the Scandinavian country.