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Tribunal Finds U.S-Trained General Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings in Colombia’s War on Drugs

HeadlineSep 01, 2023

In Colombia, a truth and justice tribunal found the U.S.-trained General Mario Montoya responsible for 130 extrajudicial killings and disappearances between 2002 and 2003. Montoya is accused of deliberately mislabeling civilians killed by his soldiers as enemy combatants, as part of the “false positives” scandal. Over 6,000 civilians, including children and disabled people, were killed by Colombian soldiers from 2002 to 2008, who then classified their victims as fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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