On This Day — Colombia Palace of Justice Under Siege (November 6 1985)

“Colombia has moved on… Colombia has forgotten the Palace of Justice siege.”

Ana Carrigan — “The Palace of Justice: A Colombian Tragedy”

The Palace of Justice siege (Toma del Palacio de Justicia in Spanish) was a 1985 attack against the Supreme Court of Colombia, in which members of the M-19 Marxist guerrilla group took over the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, Colombia, and held the Supreme Court hostage, intending to hold a trial against President Belisario Betancur.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Hours later, after a military raid, the incident left almost half of the 25 Supreme Court Justices dead.

The military’s role in the siege has been described as a holocaust and massacre by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

M19’s Palace of Justice Siege 1985

REFERENCES

Palace of Justice siege — Wikipedia

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On This Day — Colombia Palace of Justice Under Siege (November 6 1985)

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