Colombian Government Rejects Issuing Apology for Repression of 2019 Protests

A Supreme Court of Justice ruling recommended a plea for forgiveness after deciding that the Colombian executive branch cannot stifle peaceful social demonstrations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the most critical moment in the relationship between the police and the citizens of Colombia, undermined after reports of police abuse that resulted in the deaths of 13 people in recent days, the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice, the main instance of ordinary justice in the country, on Tuesday reprimanded the government of Iván Duque for stigmatizing the social protests and recommended that he apologize, through his Minister of Defense, for the "excesses recorded since the mobilization of November 21st, 2019," among other measures. However, on Wednesday, the government announced that it will ask . . .

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