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Alexandra Nariño (Tanja Nijmeijer) is an international combatant from The Netherlands and member of the Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Indigenous 15-year-old girl recruited by the army

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Yesterday, September 16, 2014, hot news was published in all Colombian mainstream media: The FARC-EP handed over a 15-year-old indigenous girl to the Ombudsman of Cauca (West of Colombia). The International Committee of the Red Cross was also present.


The handing-over of the girl was a "humanitarian gesture of the FARC-EP in the midst of the peace dialogues now going on in Havana".

The girl had been recruited by the FARC, according to some media, although others said she had been kidnapped. The Ombudsman strongly rejected "linking minors to the conflict through instrumentalization or forced recruitment". But no one told the complete truth.

Until an enlightening video was published by a local TV station, Pazífico NoticiasTV, yesterday evening.

The girl had been recruited by the Colombian Armed Forces two months before. She was trained by the "Apolo" special forces of the Army and was then infiltrated in the ranks of the FARC-EP, with the specific mission to locate guerrilla camps, assassinate comandantes of the insurgency or desert with arms.

According to the comandante who handed her over to the Red Cross, they discovered her when she was trying to escape, taking a rifle with her, which was part of her mission.

According to the mother of the minor, who went to pick her up, her daughter was misused by the army, "the people of the army do not act according to what they say... How are they able to filtrate a girl, an indigenous girl, in the ranks of the guerrilla?"

Yes, we know the Colombian military. The question is: Will this video -or its content- be published or spread by mainstream media? Let's wait and see...

Here is the video (in Spanish):


Also read: Colombian Armed Forces train children to kill guerrilla fighters


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