Former Colombian General Jailed For Massacre.m4v

Posted: Dec 3, 2009

A Colombian court has convicted a retired army general of murder and has sentenced him to 40 years in prison for his role in a massacre in 1997 by far-right militias. Human rights groups have long accused Colombia's military of aiding and abetting right-wing death squads, citing the Mapiripán massacre as a clear case of close cooperation between the army and landowner-backed militias operating outside the law.