Milestones

CONVICTED. JAIME HUMBERTO USCATEGUI, 52, retired Colombian general, of standing by as assassins flew into a remote airport and spent five days slashing the throats of suspected leftist sympathizers in 1997; in Mapiripan. It was the first conviction of a high-ranking military officer of human rights abuses in the decades of violence that have plagued Colombia. Uscategui was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Progress by the government in punishing military officers accused of paramilitary ties is a condition of Colombia receiving $1.2 billion in U.S. aid.

CONVICTED. KAZYS GIM-ZAUSKAS, 93, former member of the Lithuanian security police that cooperated...

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