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Spanish Nurse who performed 300 illegal abortions on female fighters to be extradited to Colombia



Spanish Nurse performed 300 illegal abortions on female fighters to be extradited to Colombia

Spanish authorities have agreed to extradite Farc ‘abortions nurse’ Hector Arboleda Albeidis Buitrago, who carried out 300 forced abortions on women fighters, some of them underaged.

Buitrago who has Spanish nationality, was detained in Madrid in December 2015 and is set to be extradited to Colombia where he will face charges for murder, attempted murder and abortion without consent.

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According to Colombian prosecutors, Mr Arboleda Buitrago had been working as a nurse with no medical training and was arrested after an investigation relating to 150 cases involving former Farc fighters who had reportedly been forced to terminate their pregnancies.

Colombian authorities said the procedures were carried out in filthy conditions, with no medication, on women who were often in their final months of pregnancy.






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