[Hpn] Soldiers blamed for wrongful deaths

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Fri, 21 Mar 2008 22:46:37 -0400


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Soldiers blamed for wrongful deaths


Published: March 21, 2008 at 9:06 PM

GRANADA, Colombia, March 21 (UPI) -- Colombian soldiers are being blamed =
for killing homeless or unemployed men as a result of pressure to show =
progress in their battle against leftist rebels.

Human rights officials have blamed the soldiers for a number of unsolved =
deaths -- referred to as "false positives" -- in recent months, the Los =
Angeles Times reported Friday.

The Colombian military has received several billion dollars from the =
United States during the last several years for its battle against =
leftist rebel groups.

While the military has made substantial progress against the rebels in =
recent years, its human rights record has worsened, human rights =
activists charged.

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