Colombian police are killing civilians. British police are training them.

Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a proposed tax hike on basic goods. Many more civilians have been injured, and Colombia’s riot police reportedly sexually assaulted a woman. Though numbers remain unclear, human rights group Isais Cifuentes de Cali has estimated up to 14 people have died. Documents obtained by The Canary can reveal that the UK’s College of Policing has been training Colombian police over the past three years. This is despite Colombia being one of only 30 countries the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCD) lists as “Human rights priority countries”. National strike Colombia’s unpopular president Iván Duque…

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EU freezes assets of ministers responsible for the mass repression of Syrian civilians

The Canary‘s latest investigation into the Syrian government, as part of our #FollowTheMoney series, has found that the over half of its newly appointed ministers have had their assets frozen by the EU. We can confirm not only that their assets have been frozen on grounds of the violent repression of Syrian civilians, but also that the government has been freezing the bank accounts of innocent people, whilst thousands more died in its custody. The EU has frozen the assets of Syrian ministers over their alleged role in violence against civilians in Syria. The European council has further confirmed that it has placed eight ministers on a travel ban. HM…

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