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FACEBOOK TAKES ACTION & REMOVES HIT LIST
2010 - August 24 - Authorities at first thought the "hitlist" on Facebook was a hoax...
Until persons whose names are on the list are murdered.
AUGUST 15 - Diego Ferney Jaramillo (16), a student, and Eibart Alejandro Ruiz
Munoz (17), a CD Retailer, are shot & killed while riding a motorcyle
on the road between Puerto Asis and the town of Puerto Caicedo.
HIT LIST IS PUBLISHED ON FACEBOOK
AUGUST 17 - The first portion of a multi-part list is published on Facebook.
The list ocntained 69 names, including those of Jaramillo and Munoz.
It's accompanied by a warning:
GET OUT OF TOWN WITHIN 3 DAYS OR SUFFER THE SAME
ANOTHER PART OF HIT LIST PUBLISHED
AUGUST 19 - Another list of 31 women is posted.
MURDER & ATTEMPTED MURDER
AUGUST 20 - Volmar Perez (Public Defender) calls a Special Security Council
to address the situation.
On this date, unidentified assailants shot & killed Norbey Alexander
Vargas (19), and wounded Juna Pablo Zambrano Anacona (16).
Though wounded, Anacona attempted to purse their attackers as
they fled the scene.
Police, if they know of suspects, haven't released that information.
Families are sending children whose names are listed out of town
Authorities are pursuing avenues to track down who wrote and published the list,
who carried out the assassinations and why.
It's been reported that some of the victims allegedly had ties to members of drug gangs.
News media in Colombia are full of speculation as to who is behind this turn of events.
Colombian news website El Espacio reports "It was the work of Los Rastrojos
("The Stubble"), described as "one of the most powerful neo-paramilitary drug
organizations of the country."
Other reports suggest "It's the work of rival paramilitary groups."
"Perhaps it is FARC, which operates in the region around Puerto Asis."