Colombia ex-army chief will be charged over extrajudicial killings

Colombia ex-army chief will be charged over extrajudicial killings
# 02 August 2021 01:13 (UTC +04:00)

Colombia's attorney general's office will charge former army commander General Mario Montoya for responsibility of 104 extrajudicial executions, as part of the "false positives" scandal, it said on Sunday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The false positives took place between 2002 and 2008, during the term of ex-President Alvaro Uribe, when soldiers murdered civilians and registered them as guerrilla fighters killed in combat to receive benefits.

The country's transitional justice court (JEP) says at least 6,402 people were killed this way, but some victims' groups allege the numbers could be higher.

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