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Pilar Navarrete: disappearance, torture, and execution of an innocent (II)
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Pilar Navarrete: disappearance, torture, and execution of an innocent (II)

It was 27 hours of anguish that resulted in death, torture and disappearance in the lives of many. It happened in the Palace of Justice, between 6 and 7 November 1985, and stained the history of the Colombian people with blood. Years later, relatives of the disappeared are still asking where the disappeared are and who will punish those responsible for it?

Pilar Navarrete: Tale of a forced disappearance (I)
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Pilar Navarrete: Tale of a forced disappearance (I)

In November 1985, the Palace of Justice in Colombia went up in flames. The then-guerrilla group, M-19, had taken over its facilities and, after confronting the government and military forces, tragedy erupted. The result was almost 100 dead people, with several tortured or disappeared. Eleven cafeteria workers never imagined that it was going to be the last time that they would see their families. Today the truth remains hidden.