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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:45 PM

Colombian journalist dies in police custody .

Source: Colombia Reports

Colombian journalist dies in police custody .
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:40 Zach Edling

The family of a Colombian journalist who died as a result of injuries incurred while in police custody will sue the department.

Guillermo Quiroz, a 31-year-old journalist, was on his way to the municipality of San Pedro in the Sucre department on November 20 to cover a dispute between locals and the Canadian mining company, Pacific Rubiales, when he was apprehended by police. According to police, the journalist assaulted an officer after he had been stopped on his motorcycle and asked to show proper documents.

"He (Quiroz)...assaulted an officer...causing heavy blows to the arm," local media reported Colonel Salvador Gutierrez as saying.

The police claim Quiroz was then put in a truck that he later fell from suffering the injuries that would ultimately lead to his death on Tuesday.

Quiroz's family, however, claimed he was beaten by police. During the seven days the journalist was battling for his life in a hospital in Sincelejo, he allegedly told his brother that police assaulted him and thew him from the truck.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/27245-colombian-journalist-dies-while-in-police-custody.html

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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:03 PM

1. Judi, this is yet another heart breaking story. What can we

do to stop the violence against journalists in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and China? Without truth in reporting, chaos follows, our children pay the price for ignoring greed, corruption and a political lack of will, imho.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. Colombia has been the most dangerous place in the world for journalists several times,

not to mention the fact it is usually the most dangerous place in the world for union workers. Workers who have attempted to bring help for workers' safety, for better than sweatshop wages for dangerous and grueling work get tortured, and assassinated. Human rights workers, indigenous leaders, clergy, teachers, poor farmers, etc., etc., etc. get tortured, and assassianted, along with civilians who are simply unlucky.

Colombia's own military has been outed for murdering many Colombian citizens whom they conspire to describe as rebels killed in conflict, and these people even have their own bizarre term: they are described as "false positives". That term attempts to empty the name for what they do of horrifying evil associations which would otherwise abound.

The Colombian right-wing paramilitaries, or "death squads" (narcotraffickers) which have also been revealed various times through direct court testimonies to have worked hand in hand with the Colombian military, and often to have worked in the direct insterests of Colombian right-wing politicians holding local office all the way up to national office, have involved themselves in their own version of social cleansing, as well. They have often taken the extra time to purge areas of beggars, prostitutes, drunks, even street vendors, or anyone they believe needs to get out of sight. They have even gone so far to assassinate a famous Colombian journalist who dared to lampoon high-ranking political and military Colombian figures. His name was Jaime Garzon, if you every wish to look it up.

The problem in Colombia goes far beyond journalists themselves. Colombia has also been receiving horrendous amounts of annual financial support from U.S. taxpayers for many years. Recently, for years, it was known as the 3rd largest recipient of ALL U.S. foreign aid, following only behind Israel and Egypt.

One way the U.S. could bring pressure in this case upon the country to turn away from murdering its journalists would be to start withdrawing financial reward for continuing their notably unprosecuted pattern of allowing torture and murder to happen to all these people the politicians and US-based corporations want out of the way.

Welcome to D.U., by the way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:28 PM

2. Colombian journalist dies after arrest by police

Colombian journalist dies after arrest by police
Posted by
Roy Greenslade
Friday 30 November 2012 06.40 EST guardian.co.uk

A Colombian journalist, Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, died in a hospital after suffering head injuries while in police custody.

Police claim that he sustained the injuries after falling from a police vehicle. But his family and colleagues believe he was beaten and thrown from the truck.

According to media reports in the northern Colombian city of Sincelejo, Delgado travelled some 50 kms to the town of San Pedro to cover protests against an energy company, Pacific Rubiales, which has been accused of exploiting the area's residents.

Delgado, who was on assignment for the news outlet Notisabanas, was detained while photographing the protest. Police officials were quoted as saying that Delgado had attempted to assault an officer

More:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/nov/30/journalist-safety-colombia

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:20 AM

4. is

Canada strip mining or something in this country to cause upset. Got research to do. duckduckgo it. Canucks "accused of exploiting local residents." got to dig deeper. Canuck corporation, part of the global fascist corporate cabal, huh? I'm not surprised.

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