Liberals wants justice to investigate which president supported creation, training paramilitary grou
Liberals wants justice to investigate which president supported creation, training paramilitary groups .
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 06:26 Adriaan Alsema
Colombia's Liberal Party said Tuesday it wants the country's judicial authorities to investigate allegations made by Israeli mercenary Yair Klein who had testified that a Colombian ex-president took part in the creation and training of paramilitary groups in the 1980s.
Yair Klein, who provided military training to death squads of the Medellin cartel and right-wing paramilitary groups in the 1980s, testified in the case against one of the paramilitaries claiming that "“one of the trainees later became president of Colombia...he was one of the landowners who paid for the training."
The israeli mercenary would not reveal the name of the former president, "because you know exactly who it is."
Liberal Party senator Juan Manuel Galan, whose father was murdered by death squads in 1989, asked the Prosecutor General's Office to investigate Klein's assertions and find out who was behind the training of paramilitary groups who between 1985 and 2005 committed tens of thousands of human rights violations.