BOGOTA (Reuters) – The political get together shaped by Colombia’s former Marxist FARC rebels on Wednesday accused the far proper of assassinating its members, however pledged to proceed the method of reintegration.
Colombian former FARC insurgent chief Rodrigo Londono, recognized by his nom de guerre Timochenko, speaks throughout a information conferece in Bogota, Colombia Could 15, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
The assertion by the Revolutionary Various Widespread Drive (FARC) got here a day after the taking pictures loss of life of Jorge Enrique Corredor, the best rating former FARC commander to be killed since a peace deal was signed in late 2016.
“We gained’t hesitate to level the finger at right-wing and paramilitary sectors carefully linked to state safety businesses, who’re behind these murders,” FARC Senator Pablo Catatumbo advised a information convention, with out revealing proof of what he referred to as a “soiled struggle.”
No less than 139 former FARC rebels have been killed nationwide because the signing of a peace take care of then-President Juan Manuel Santos, which introduced an finish to the FARC’s half in a five-decade battle that left greater than 260,000 lifeless and tens of millions displaced.
“Undoubtedly, there are sectors that wish to carry the peace settlement to a crossroads and a brand new cycle of violence, with incalculable penalties for the complete nation,” stated FARC get together President Rodrigo Londono.
“Colombia should know that these of us who signed the peace settlement on behalf of the insurgency won’t falter in searching for the trail that results in reconciliation and peaceable coexistence,” Londono added.
Below the phrases of the settlement some 13,000 members of the insurgent group, together with greater than 6,000 combatants, handed of their weapons and shaped the FARC political get together.
The FARC has repeatedly raised considerations that they might be assassinated by right-wing paramilitary gangs or drug traffickers, in a replay of greater than 3,000 focused killings throughout the 1980s, when the group first tried to kind a political get together.
In the meantime, a tribunal charged with prosecuting struggle crimes dedicated throughout the battle ordered the discharge of former FARC chief Seuxis Paucias Hernandez, higher recognized by his nom de guerre Jesus Santrich.
Santrich was indicted over a yr in the past by a U.S. grand jury for allegedly conspiring to export 10 tonnes of cocaine, price $320 million in avenue worth, to america.
He was detained by Colombian authorities pending his potential extradition.
All crimes dedicated throughout the struggle fall below the purview of the Particular Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), which wrote on Twitter that the proof introduced by america didn’t set up a date for the alleged crime.
Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; Writing by Helen Murphy; Modifying by Jonathan Oatis