Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDismissals

World IN BRIEF / COLOMBIA

135 Officers Fired Over Alleged Ties

March 01, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Colombia's National Police fired 135 officers for alleged links to right-wing paramilitary groups and for human rights violations, the largest purge of state security forces in the last four months.

In October, the army fired 388 officers for alleged human rights violations.

Rights groups say Colombia's state security forces have links to paramilitary groups responsible for the killings of scores of people as part of a "dirty war" against rebels and suspected collaborators.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|