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El Tiempo: Drummond Colombia President Accused of Alleged Link with Paramilitaries

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 15:28 -- admin

Below is the english translation of a recent El Tiempo Article describing the prosecution of the heads of Drummond Colombia, Augusto Jimenez Mejia and Jose Miguel Linares. Please also find attached below the decision of the prosecutor.


Drummond Colombia president accused of alleged link with paramilitaries--
The prosecuting body declared the illegal actions of the Northern Block of the AUC
a crime against humanity.

Statement Regarding the Colombian Attorney General’s Failure to Investigate Drummond’s Financing of the AUC

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 09:50 -- admin

September 15, 2018
Statement Regarding the Colombian Attorney General’s Failure to Investigate Drummond’s Financing of the AUC

Contact: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director 1-202-543-5911

Danish Heating Plants Accused of Using Colombian 'Blood' Coal from Drummond Mine

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:48 -- admin

Two publicly-owned heating plants in north Jutland and Funen have been burning coal from the controversial US-owned mining company in Colombia, Drummond. Drummond has been accused of supporting paramilitary groups in Colombia and being behind thousands of murders and the displacement of some 60,000 people.

To read more, see this article from Christian W. posted on The Copenhagen Post Online on October 28, 2016 here:

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Favorable Opinion in our case against Drummond

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 17:09 -- admin

On September 27, 2016, in Melo et al. v. Drummond Company Inc. et al., Case No 16-10921, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part the District Court’s dismissal of claims brought by the heirs of 34 decedents they allege were murdered by members of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (“AUC”) who were collaborating with Drummond. The case alleges that Drummond aided and abetted the AUC by providing it with significant financial support, logistical assistance, supplies and a safe haven so that the AUC would defeat FARC guerillas operating around Drummond’s coal mine and railroad line in Cesar Province, Colombia. The complaint alleges that Drummond in effect sided with the AUC in its violent war against the FARC and joined in the AUC’s war crimes and extrajudicial killings. The Colombian Plaintiffs welcome the renewed prospect of holding the Drummond Defendants accountable for their role in the brutal murders of Plaintiffs’ loved ones.

Coca Cola facing terrorism support charges in Colombia

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 19:35 -- admin

Coca Cola is one of more than 50 companies facing terrorism support charges in Colombia. Among those companies are Chiquita and Drummond, both of which International Rights Advocates are actively litigating in US courts for their involvement in human rights violations in Colombia. 

To read more, see here:

Former Public Relations Manager for Drummond captured for crimes against two union leaders

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:22 -- admin

Colombian officials arrested Alfredo Araujo, the former Head of Industrial Relations for Drummond, on May 25, 2015, alleging complicity in the murders of two union leaders. These crimes are also the subject of an ATS case brought by IRAdvocates in 2009. Check out these articles for more information.

News Article, El Espectador, May 25, 2015 (Español)


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