The events attributed to this structure, committed between 1994 and 2006, caused more than 5,700 victims in at least 11 areas of the country.
After a year and a half of hearings before the Justice and Peace Chamber of the Superior Court of the Judicial District in Bogotá, the Office of the Attorney General ended the stage of bringing charges in the process that is being carried out against the former paramilitary commander Rodrigo Pérez Alzate, alias Julián Bolívar; and 245 more postulates* from the Central Bolívar Block (Bloque Central Bolívar (BCB) in Spanish).
The Office of Transitional Justice, through the prosecutors in charge of investigating the acts committed by the BCB of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia AUC in Spanish), seeks to guarantee the rights to truth, justice, and reparation for more than 5,700 victims.
Between January 17, 2019 and July 10, 2020, the Office of the Attorney General filed 4,114 charges against the postulates for actions committed between 1994 and 2006 in the areas of Santander, Norte de Santander, Bolívar, Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Risaralda, Huila, Caquetá, Nariño, and Putumayo.
Chronology of accusation
In February and May 2019, the Office of the Attorney General filed 1,181 charges for exactions (787), forced displacement (74), forced disappearance (50), murder (231), other crimes (29), all committed in Santander between 2000 and 2006.
In May, July and September 2019, 622 charges were brought for the crimes of forced disappearance (182), forced displacement (182), murder (236), gender-based violence (45), illegal recruitment (21) and other crimes (11) committed in Bolívar (from 1998 to 2006) and Antioquia (from 1997 to 2005).
Also, in September 2019 and March 2020, the Office of the Attorney General brought 1,563 charges for the offenses of murder (775), forced disappearance (165), forced displacement (392), kidnapping and others (149), illegal recruitment (3), exactions and appropriation of protected assets (60), gender-based violence (19) and forced disappearance (16) that were carried out in Santander, Boyacá, Norte de Santander, Caldas, Nariño and Risaralda during April 1994 and December 2005.
*Postulado: a term used to refer to demobilized members of illegal armed groups who postulated to obtain a benefit from the Justice and Peace Law