U.S. Aid to Colombia Contravenes Human Rights Intentions

U.S. Aid to Colombia Contravenes Human Rights Intentions

By FOR Colombia
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:17am

U.S. Aid to Colombia Contravenes Human Rights Intentions

New Report Shows Dramatic Ties to Extrajudicial Killings

detailed report released today by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) describes how U.S. funding to the Colombian military has been supporting army units whose members have killed hundreds of civilians.

Read a summary and download the full report.

Drawing on extensive data from the Colombian Attorney General’s and Inspector General’s offices, 20 human rights organizations, the U.S. State Department, and the Colombian military, the report shows that massive military training, equipment and intelligence provided under the rubric of Plan Colombia have abrogated U.S. human rights law and contributed to the killing of thousands of civilians by the Colombian Army.


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