Campaigners want banana firm probed over Colombia war

Chiquita Brands International, Odessa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

BOGOTA – Campaigners on Thursday demanded the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate executives of a US banana firm over alleged links to crimes against humanity in Colombia’s civil war.

The Human Rights Coalition “called on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the complicity of executives at Chiquita Brands International in crimes against humanity,” it said in a statement.

It said Chiquita paid a fine after admitting in 2007 having made payments to the AUC right-wing…