Amnesty condemns Bogota

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The Independent Online
More than 20,000 people have been killed for political reasons in Colombia since 1986, many of them by the armed forces and civilian paramilitaries, according to an Amnesty International report launched in Bogota yesterday, writes Colin Harding. The report accuses the government of blaming the deaths on political extremists and drug-traffickers, and of concealing its own responsibility.

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