Elite Colombian soldiers guilty of killing civilian

BBC reports that a court in Colombia has found seven members of an elite anti-kidnapping squad guilty of killing a civilian and saying he was a left-wing guerrilla. The soldiers claimed they had killed Eduardo Perez Vega in combat in the eastern province of Casanare in 2007. They then said he was a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

The incident was one of hundreds of so-called “false-positive” cases, which were used by the Colombian military and police to inflate their successes.

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