Media, Politics

Three Colombian teens on Facebook hit list killed in last 10 days

By Andy Rice 25 August 2010

Police in Colombia say three teenagers whose names appeared on a hit list posted onto Facebook have been killed. The list was posted with a message on August 17, telling the named people to leave the town of Puerto Asis in three days, or die. Police first treated the threats as joke, but after a second list appeared, they convened a special security meeting.  Local media say that people are panicking, and some parents have sent their children out of town. Although it is yet unclear who posted the hit list, a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos operates in the area, as well as the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). Read more: CNN.

0

Gallery

While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.


Stimulus Package

Ramaphosa steps up to economic realities with R50bn package

By Greg Nicolson

"Look for lessons about haunting when there are thousands of ghosts; when entire societies become haunted by terrible deeds that are systematically occurring and are simultaneously denied by every public organ of governance and communication." ~ Avery Gordon