First Paramilitary Leader Sued in US Courts

Extradited Colombian Carlos Mario Jimenez, alias “Macaco,” a leader of paramilitary block of the AUC, is the first paramilitary to be sued in U.S. courts for alleged human rights violations. The charges include torture, murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, according to the lawyer in charge of the case, Almudena Bernabeu, from the Center for Justice and Accountability.