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MPs attack Colombia military aid

Jul 01 -- MPs from all parties are calling for an end to all UK military aid to Colombia, citing murders and human rights abuses by the country's security forces.

The MPs have launched a TUC-backed group called Friends of Colombia.

Thousands of trade unionists and human rights activists have disappeared or been killed or jailed in Colombia.

The UK Foreign Office said it shared many of the MPs' concerns, but added: "We do not believe that isolating Colombia will help solve its problems."
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