Los Angeles Times | 2/11/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia is asked to probe slayings of Indians in Narino state
Feb 11 -- Rights groups and the governor say more than a dozen members of the indigenous Awa community were abducted and that at least 8 were killed. Some suspect the FARC.
Seventeen Awa Indians were killed after being led from their settlement in Narino state last week by unidentified armed groups, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and Human Rights Watch in New York.
"These cruel killings violate the most basic principles of human decency and dignity," Human Rights Watch Americas director Jose Miguel Vivanco said in a statement.
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