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Colombian soldiers convicted of father and son 'false positive' killing
Source: Colombia Reports

Colombian soldiers convicted of father and son 'false positive' killing
Thursday, 08 December 2011 08:57
Aylish O'Driscoll

Ten soldiers of the Colombian Army were found guilty Wednesday of killing three civilians, then dressing them in guerrilla clothing and registering them as enemy combatants.

The soldiers -- including a lieutenant, a sargent and a corporal -- were found guilty of aggravated homicide in the case of three men, which included a father and son.

The trio were abducted on March 28, 2002, in a rural district of Santander, eastern Colombia. Hours later they were found dead, dressed in uniforms of the leftist guerrilla group ENL.

Lawyer for the victims' families Leonardo Jamie said in a statement that Marcos Quintero Riviera, his son Marco Quintero Nino, and Nelson Diaz Paez were known in their village of El Playon as night watchmen, and had no guerrilla links.

Jaime confirmed that "two were found shot dead in uniforms, while the third was suffocated". Evidence presented at the trial included the fact that one body contained multiple bullet wounds, while his supposed uniform had no holes in it.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/20956-sol...
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