HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

by

    Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers.

    They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

    As many as 3,000 Colombians - many of them farmers - were allegedly killed by the army in what's become known as the "false positive" scandal, to boost the government's campaign against rebels.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.