Former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso Friday admitted responsibility for four massacres committed by his paramilitary forces.
The former supreme leader of the AUC is currently tried by Colombian justice from his Washington jail where he is being held on drug charges.
Mancuso admitted to have ordered the massacres of La Gabarra, El Salado, Cucuta and Pichillin. Ninety civilians were killed in cold blood by paramilitary forces in these massacres.
The Prosecutor General holds the former AUC head responsible for the forced displacement of 480 people and the recruitment of 138 minors.
According to the Prosecution, amny of the crimes Mancuso is now tried for were committed with the cosent and participation of the Colombian Armed Forces. Mancuso’s personal bodyguards were members of the National Police, the Prosecution claims.