Former Colombian army commander to face charges for more than 100 murders

Several of retired general Mario Montoya's subordinates have admitted to the Special Justice for Peace (JEP) that they killed civilians in order to present them as combat casualties in exchange for furloughs and other benefits.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Retired general Mario Montoya will be charged for the executions of 104 civilians, wrongly presented as rebels killed in combat during his time as commander of the Colombian army (2006-2008), the prosecutor's office announced Saturday (31).

"We are going to charge him as the person responsible for the aggravated homicide (...) of 104 of the so-called false positives," Attorney General Francisco Barbosa told Semana magazine, alluding to the scandal in which the military executed thousands of civilians between 2002 and 2008 but passed them off as casualties in the midst of a fierce anti . . .

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