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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 06:43 PM

From his US prison, former paramilitary chief submits to Colombias war crimes tribunal

by Adriaan Alsema April 17, 2018

The former chief commander of the AUC, warlord Salvatore Mancuso, will cooperate with his country’s war crimes tribunal to crimes committed during the armed conflict.

Mancuso was extradited to the US in 2008 and is serving a 15-year sentence on drug trafficking charges in a prison in Atlanta, Georgia.

US authorities last week granted a request to allow the former paramilitary chief to testify over the more than 60,000 human rights he has admitted to, according to newspaper El Tiempo.

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While the US and Europe considered the AUC a terrorist group, Colombia’s elite families and military maintained close ties to the paramilitaries.


Salvatore Mancuso, on previous "60 Minutes" program

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