In January 1990, Paramilitary groups, led by Fidel Castaño in the Department of Córdoba, perpetrated, with the acquiescence of State agents, the forced disappearance of 37 persons and extrajudicially executed six peasants from the village of Pueblo Bello. Almost 15 years had elapsed since the disappearance of the victims at the time of judgment, and, owing to the action of many civilian and State actors, the domestic courts have clarified the fate of six of the 43 disappeared persons, while only 10 of the approximately 60 individuals involved have been tried and sentenced. Accordingly, the Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
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