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Colombia: Conviction for conflict-related rape and murders ‘a rare victory’

Headline Title:  Colombia: Conviction for conflict-related rape and murders ‘a rare victory’ 28 August 2012 A civilian court’s conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory for those campaigning against impunity for sexual crimes committed during the country’s decades-old armed conflict, said Amnesty International.On Monday sub-Lieutenant Raúl Muñoz Linares was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Jenni Torres, as well as the murder of her brothers, nine-year old Jimi and six-year-old Jefferson, and…

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