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Alvaro Uribe subpoenaed in U.S. death squad lawsuit

Former President Alvaro Uribe has been subpoenaed to provide a deposition in a lawsuit against a U.S. coal company accused of supporting right-wing death squads  in Colombia. The Miami Herald reports: The suit alleges that Alabama-based Drummond worked with the Colombian Army and the United Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC paramilitary group, from 1999-2005 ...

Former President Alvaro Uribe has been subpoenaed to provide a deposition in a lawsuit against a U.S. coal company accused of supporting right-wing death squads  in Colombia. The Miami Herald reports:

The suit alleges that Alabama-based Drummond worked with the Colombian Army and the United Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC paramilitary group, from 1999-2005 to battle left-wing guerrillas that there were threatening its installations.

Collingsworth represents about 500 plaintiffs who say their family members were killed by the AUC during those operations.

Lawyers want to question Uribe about cooperation between the Colombian Army and the AUC, and what the government knew about Drummond’s activities.

Uribe is not personally accused of any wrongdoing on the suit but it is alleged that one of his aides may have been on Drummond’s payroll. 

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