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Colombian ex-soldiers in Haiti accuse police of torture

FILE - In this July 8, 2021 file photo, suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media, along with the weapons and equipment they allegedly used in the attack, at police headquarters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Former Colombian soldiers arrested in Haiti in the assassination have accused local authorities of torture, saying they’ve been burned, stabbed and hit in the head with a hammer, among other things, in a Wednesday, Sept. 6 letter, addressed to Colombia’s president and other high-ranking officials as well as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It was signed by the 18 former soldiers arrested in the slaying. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn, File)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian soldiers arrested in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse have accused local authorities of torture, saying they’ve been burned, stabbed and hit in the head with a hammer, among other things.

Details of the alleged torture are contained in a Sept. 6 letter addressed to Colombia’s president and other high-ranking officials as well as the Interamerican Court of Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

It was signed by the 18 former soldiers arrested.  

A spokeswoman for Haiti’s National Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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