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US News Colombia: at least 29 children killed by army bombings under Ivan Duque

10:50  01 august  2022
10:50  01 august  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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 Colombia: 19 soldiers accused for murders of more than 300 civilians between 2005 and 2008, the Colombian army shot down hundreds of civilians by presenting them as guerrillas killed in combat © Chepa Beltran / VWPICS A person with A flag of Colombia, in Bogota on May 12, 2021 (illustration).

Le président colombien Iván Duque le 15 février 2021 au parlement européen à Strasbourg (Image d'illustration). © Jean-Francois Badias/AP Colombian President Iván Duque on February 15, 2021 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg (Illustration Image).

Twenty-nine children and adolescents died under the Bombs of the Colombian army in four years. The figure was confirmed on Sunday by an official report. He still darkens the balance sheet of President Ivan Duque in terms of security. His successor, Gustavo Petro, who will take office on August 7, made "total peace" the priority of his government.

With our correspondent in Bogota, Marie-Ève ​​Detoeuf

in 2019, the death of eight teenagers forced the Minister of Defense at the time to resign. But it did not end the practice of air bombings. The figure of 29 children killed is most likely underestimated.

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The government of Ivan Duque maintains its position. Armed group camps are legitimate military objectives and armed groups that recruit minors are the only guilty of the drama. Human rights defenders consider that the state is responsible for double -title. First, because he did not know how to protect children and adolescents victims of forced recruitment. Second, because the army bombes the camps of arms groups, knowing that there may be minors.

A human rights defender at the head of army

The arrival of Gustavo Petro should change things. The future president promised that he would try to negotiate the disarmament of armed groups. And he chose to appoint at the head of the Ministry of Defense, a former magistrate, Iván Velásquez Gómez , great human rights defender.

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