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Colombia: Seeking justice: the mothers of Soacha

, Index number: AMR 23/002/2010

Revelations in 2008 that the security forces had extrajudicially executed dozens of young men from Soacha, a poor neighbourhood near the capital Bogotá, forced the government to finally acknowledge that the security forces were responsible for extrajudicial executions and to adopt measures to combat the problem. In this document, which includes illustrative cases, Amnesty International calls on the Columbian government to order full and impartial investigations into allegations of extrajudicial executions and into threats made against families of such executions.

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