ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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training courses and munition donations for these members of the armed forces. The US Congress did not impose restrictions requiring the recipient country to maintain a democratic government under which law enforcement agencies did not engage in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognised human rights. As a result, the military aid given to the Andean armed forces for the 'war on drugs', in reality, instead of curbing the flow of drugs in the recipient countries, aggravated the violation of fundamental human rights in these countries. Human rights groups have documented cases of torture and killings of political dissidents in Peru and Colombia by members of these armed forces who had been trained under IMET. These groups have been pressurising US Congressmen to stop further military aid to these countries, until their governments show political will to investigate, prosecute and curb brutality by their military and police forces.

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