Colombia: Doctor Detained for Performing Forced Abortions on Female FARC Fighters

Posted on December 14, 2015 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, FARC reported Spain arrests man for performing forced abortions on Colombian rebels
Spanish police arrest a man accused of performing more than 500 forced abortions on female Farc fighters in Colombia. The man, known as “The Nurse” and described by Spanish police in a statement as an ex-fighter himself, was detained in Madrid. The police did not reveal his identity and could not immediately be reached for further comment.

The arrest comes after Colombia’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Eduardo Montealegre, said on Friday that his office was investigating 150 cases of former female rebel fighters who claimed they had been forced to terminate their pregnancies.

Montealegre said there was evidence that Farc fighters used forced abortions to avoid losing female fighters “as an instrument of war”. In the past the Farc has denied forcing women and girls to undergo abortions and said contraception is provided to female fighters in their ranks. Read Article

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