local police officials and the 17th Brigade. Peacecommunity leaders reiterated to internationalrepresentatives that they would not speak to GOCcivilian investigators about the February 21massacre until previous cases of human rightsviolations against the peace community had beensolved. Local police officials and the 17thBrigade told representatives that they wanted towork with the peace community and hoped a dialoguecould begin. End summary.
¶2. (U) On April 6, representatives of theEmbassies of the United States (DCM and PolOff),United Kingdom, Canada, France, Holland, Spain,Switzerland, and Sweden along with a representativeof the European Commission, and the DeputyDirectors of the Bogota offices of the UnitedNations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)and the United Nations High Commissioner forRefugees (UNHCR) traveled to Apartado for meetingswith peace community members, local policeofficials and the 17th Brigade. The trip wasorganized by a group of international NGOs thatincluded Peace Brigades International (PBI), theFellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the ProjectCounseling Service (PCS).¶3. (SBU) Upon arrival in Apartado, the delegation,with considerable security support from both the17th Brigade and the local police, drove first to