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July 16, 2000 | Associated Press
Thirteen police officers defending a small Andean mountain town from a rebel missile attack were executed after they surrendered, Colombian officials said. The military said Saturday that 20 guerrillas died in an army counterattack, but this report could not be independently confirmed. The police officers fought all night, but their ammunition ran out after daybreak Saturday in Roncesvalles, the besieged farming and ranching town in Tolima state, southwest of Bogota, the capital.
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July 16, 2000 | Associated Press
Thirteen police officers defending a small Andean mountain town from a rebel missile attack were executed after they surrendered, Colombian officials said. The military said Saturday that 20 guerrillas died in an army counterattack, but this report could not be independently confirmed. The police officers fought all night, but their ammunition ran out after daybreak Saturday in Roncesvalles, the besieged farming and ranching town in Tolima state, southwest of Bogota, the capital.
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June 14, 2012 | By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
BOGOTA, Colombia - Leonardo Porras, a mentally challenged day laborer, was lured by the promise of work and flown from Bogota to a faraway location in northern Colombia, where he was shot to death by Colombian soldiers. As part of a nefarious scheme, prosecutors say, he was then identified as a leftist terrorist killed in action in order to hype the army's body count. Porras, 26, was one of 22 young men from the Soacha shanty barrio offered jobs in August 2008 and later found dead hundreds of miles away in North Santander province.
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July 11, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many governments are still "sabotaging the world's hopes for human rights," Amnesty International said Wednesday. "Some governments are flagrantly torturing and killing," the London-based human rights organization said in its 30th annual worldwide survey. "Others are hypocritically condemning some abuses but ignoring others when it suits them." The organization's report for 1990 indicated that human rights abuses continued in 141 countries.
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