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The Colombian public prosecutor sacked five soldiers for the death of a former FARC guerrilla

The Colombian Attorney General reported on Tuesday the dismissal and disqualification of five members of the army due to the April 2019 death of Dimar Torres, a former guerrilla of the now defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The public ministry has elaborated that Commander Jorge Armando Pérez Amézquita was the “provocateur and instigator” of Torres’ death, for which he was banned from public office for 20 years in addition to signing his expulsion from the army.

According to the investigation, on April 22, 2019, Torres was arrested near a military base in the municipality of Convencion in the department of Norte de Santander while riding his motorcycle, and Sergeant Daniel Eduardo Gómez Robledo was shot in the back shortly afterwards was released and sentenced to 14 years disqualification.

The Colombian public prosecutor sacked five soldiers for the death of a former FARC guerrilla
The Colombian public prosecutor sacked five soldiers for the death of a former FARC guerrilla

In a statement, the Attorney General added that soldiers Cristian David Casimilas Pulido, William Andrés Alarcón Castrillón and Yorman Alexánder Buriticá Duarte were sentenced to dismissal and disqualification for 12 years for being viewed as accomplices in the crime after taking the motorcycle off Torres had hidden and buried his body in a grave.

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