Sunday, April 12, 2015

Colombian attorney general is investigating numerous generals

BBC News is reporting that:
The Colombian attorney general says he is investigating 22 generals for their alleged roles in the murder of civilians in the "false positives" scandal.
It involves the murder of civilians whose bodies were then passed off as those of FARC rebels or paramilitaries to boost combat kill rates.  
Eight hundred members of the security forces have been jailed so far.
The "false positives" scandal erupted in 2008 when it was found that a group of poor young men had been recruited from the slums of Bogota, promised well-paying jobs in the province of Norte de Santander, then murdered in cold blood and their bodies presented in rebel uniforms as having been killed in combat.

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