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Tue Oct 19, 2021, 12:23 AM

Court finds Colombia responsible for rape and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya

A court has found that the Colombian state bears responsibility for the kidnap, rape and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya by right-wing paramilitaries in 2000.

Agence France-Presse
San Jose
October 19, 2021UPDATED: October 19, 2021 08:02 IST

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Monday ruled that the state of Colombia bears "responsibility" for the ordeal of a female journalist who was kidnapped, raped and then tortured in 2000 by paramilitaries.

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She was investigating a weapons smuggling ring at the prison when she was abducted.

At the court hearing, she implicated agents of the state, in particular an "influential" general of the police force.

The acts "could not have be carried out without the consent and collaboration of the State, or at least with its tolerance," the Court ruled on Monday.


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