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Mon May 27, 2019, 11:42 PM

Evidence links Colombia's army chief to seven more homicides: AP

by Adriaan Alsema May 25, 2019

Evidence obtained by the Associated Press links Colombiaís national army commander to seven homicides that would add to the 23 he was already linked to by Human Rights Watch.

The bombshell report adds further pressure on embattled Major General Nicacio Martinez, who came under fire last week after the New York Times reported that he had ordered troops to double the number of combat kills and captures.

Martinez has so far refused to resign despite mounting criticism over his leadership and a growing pile of evidence indicating his involvement in the murders of civilians.

According to AP, documents from the Prosecutor Generalís Office show that the current army chief in 2005 signed off on payments made as compensation for the killing of civilians.


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