Deceipt and sadness because of 14 and 15 year old teenagers

María Lilia


María Lilia

Ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC-EP-. Joined at the age of 20, remained in the group for 3 years.

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This is a campsite. The commander brought us all together and, since there were a lot of boys around el Remanso, Caquetá, the commander said they would talk to the boys, to see if they wanted to go to work there.

Ten boys said they would go with the FARC. Since those boys liked guns a lot…

Twenty days later, the boys could not stand it; they have already started to bail and to ask for help, to ask to let them go, to be sent back. Then they were told no; that they had to endure because they had already seen the campsite.

They decided to escape. The boys jumped into the river, and then they were killed. They killed three of them. Their friends, seeing that they had killed the three boys, said that they would stay, that they were not going to escape, and asked not to be killed. Then, the commander told them that he did it so they would realize, and they should not think that they could play with the FARC.

The bodies of these boys were buried. They dug a hole like that, and at once, they threw them there, deep down, they threw them and covered them.

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Vinyl paint on MDF

100 x 175 cm

B039 - 0353


Burial / mass graves Desertion Execution Recruitment

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