11 Colombian ex-servicemen we're charged with extrajudicial killings after it was discovered 7,000 innocent civilians had been passed off as rebels before being executed between 2002-2008.
war in Colombia between the army and rebel factions has been going on
since the 1970's, but was briefly paused in the 1980's during the
drug war waged by cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.
recent years, small bands of anarchist rebels have been attacking
convoys in the northern territories of the country, along with the
infamous AUC and a band of anti-treaty FARC soldiers located near the
border with Panama.
innocent farmers, religious communes, and poor were believed to be
providing shelter for the rebels, and thus were targeted by the
whereabouts of a majority of the victims bodies are unknown, many
speculate that they were all dumped in the rain forests and jungles
in Colombia, it is believed that most have decomposed or had been
eaten by animals by now.
11 have been sentenced to life in prison, but can participate in
removing landmines and building monuments as a way to earn their
redemption to avoid total damnation.