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Today we commemorate eight years since the kidnapping of Guillermo Gaviria, former governor of Antioquia and Gilberto Echeverry

Since that April 21, 2002, the then governor of Antioquia, Guillermo Gaviria Correa was a man in captivity with Gilberto Echeverri his peace adviser. The kidnapping occurred when they led a demonstration of solidarity with the community in the municipality of Caicedo, beset by terrorists and to promote non-violence this march was interrupted by the FARC.
That day the FARC intercepted the representatives at the site known as El Vaho, and asked to speak with the Governor and with a commission which had delegates from the Catholic Church, to later take them hostages.

Clinging to life and non-violence they found death at the hands of the FARC. On Monday May 5, 2003, at least 75 men of the Rapid Deployment Force, Fudra, advanced the rescue, surrounded the camp of the FARC around 12 noon, once the troops reached the village of La Encarnación , Urrao municipality (Antioquia), the Army found that nine of the victims recorded gunshots and some, a shot in the neck, including Guillermo Gaviria, Gilberto Echeverri and 7 military fellow captives.

Without clemency or pity the FARC held hostages to these 10 people to kill them later, according to one of the survivors of this tragic event, a guerrilla known as "El Paisa" gave orders that day to kill the hostages when they heard the sound of helicopters.

Because of this, in December 2004 a prosecutor from the Human Rights Unit of the Attorney Generals Office, based in Medellin, called a trial for 14 terrorists of the FARC, including nine members of their secretariat, as alleged identified perpetrators and creators the crime of former Antioquia Governor Guillermo Gaviria, his peace adviser, Gilberto Echeverri Mejia, and eight soldiers.