CREDHOSCorporación Regional para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (Spanish: Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights; Colombia)
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Nobody was ever arrested for the assassination, but Barrancabermeja's Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights (CREDHOS), founded one year earlier by church and union members, blames the killing on a shadowy group known as the Red Aramada 07--Navy Network 07, the last two digits being a reference to the "license to kill." According to CREDHOS, the Colombian Navy, whose First Brigade patrols the Rio Magdalena from Barrancabermeja, cooperated and overlapped with local paramilitary forces in the 07 network.
CREDHOS claims the Quinones network also collaborated with paramilitaries in the February 2000 El Salado massacre, in which 300 para troops shot up a local village, killing over 30, including women and children, and forcing the rest to flee.