Colombian troops jailed for murders

Soldiers sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for killing civilians.

    The case was part of so-called "false positive" scandals in which killings were faked [AFP]

    The Colombian authorities are investigating more than a thousand such murders.

    An officer, three of his subordinates and six rank-and-file  troops were found to have masterminded or taken part in the plot to  kill the two young men and were sentenced to 30 years.

    Five other troops were found to have covered up details related to the case and were sentenced to four years in prison.

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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