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New witness found in case against Alabama firm accused of killing Colombian unionists

A surprise witness has surfaced in a federal lawsuit scheduled to begin in July against a private Alabama-based coal company that allegedly colluded with a right-wing paramilitary group to murder union leaders in Colombia. Attorneys suing...Drummond Co...this week filed legal documents revealing...a new witness who claims the company supplied and directed the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia...Edwin Manuel Guzman was a sergeant in the Colombian Army...[and] served in a Colombian army unit that helped guard Drummond's coal mine and rail lines. He is prepared to testify that he saw the Birmingham-based company supply a right-wing armed outlaw group and direct its military activities...Drummond denies any involvement with illegal groups or the trade unionists' deaths.