|04BOGOTA11756||2004-11-02 18:31:00||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Bogota|
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UNCLAS BOGOTA 011756
1. On November 11, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSJ)
determined that the Prosecutor General's Office ("Fiscalia")
will maintain control of and continue to investigate the
August 5 deaths of three trade unionists killed in Saravena,
Arauca Department, by members of the Colombian Army's 18th
2. The ruling officially grants jurisdiction over the case to
the civilian justice system, removing any possibility that
the case will be investigated exclusively by the military
itself. Post will continue to monitor the investigation and
report any further developments.