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Colombian Justice Sentences FARC Leader and Negotiator to 40 years

Colombian Justice Sentences FARC Leader and Negotiator to 40 years

first_img Currently, delegates of the Colombian government and the FARC are holding dialogues over the political participation of the FARC after its eventual disarmament. This is the second of five points on the agenda previously arranged for the negotiation, which according to President Santos, should end the armed conflict with the FARC. The FARC is the oldest communist insurgency in Latin America; it has been confronting the Colombian state for 48 years, and presently has 8,000 combatants. By Dialogo June 27, 2013 The other communist guerrilla group operating in Colombia is the National Liberation Army (ELN) with 2,500 members, but they have not been involved in the peace negotiations so far. The judge found the defendants guilty of rebellion, terrorism and murder, due to an attack that the FARC perpetrated with explosives against a boat, where four people died and 30 others were injured on August 24, 2003. The sentence, which also convicted 22 other members of the communist FARC with the same penalty, was ruled by the 4th Criminal Court in Villavicencio, Meta department (center.) The parties have already dealt with the first topic on the agenda: comprehensive agrarian development, which, with the guerrillas’ political participation, illicit drugs, disarmament and victims’ reparations, make up the bulk of topics to be discussed. center_img In spite of this situation, the prosecution has temporarily suspended the arrest warrants against Márquez and other FARC members, so that they are able to travel to Havana, where the guerrillas have been holding peace talks with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos since November 2012. On this matter, Villariaga said that the new sentences against guerrilla leaders emphasize “the importance of justice in the (negotiation) agenda.” “It is about the FARC having a political forum, but there will be a level of justice (for the guerrillas to make politics),” the analyst stated. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Timoleón Jiménez, and Iván Márquez, one of the negotiators in the peace talks held between this insurgency and the Colombian government, were sentenced to 40 years in prison for an attack that left four dead and 30 injured in 2003, the prosecution told AFP on June 25. “That sentence has no bearing or influence over the peace talks,” said Álvaro Villarraga, director of the research center Democratic Culture Foundation and former member of the People’s Liberation Army’s demobilized guerrillas. The sentence was ruled in addition to others against commanders of the FARC by the Colombian justice, mainly under the charges of terrorism, murder and kidnapping. last_img read more

Mullins quartet in RSA hunt

Mullins quartet in RSA hunt

first_img Trainer David Pipe has confirmed his exciting novice chaser Goulanes will line up. A dual winner over hurdles, the seven-year-old kept his unbeaten record intact when he made a winning debut over fences in the Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby last month. Pipe said: “He’s going for the RSA. Roger Brookhouse (owner) was keen to go for it so that’s what we’re doing.” Goulanes’ confirmed participation increases speculation that stablemate and long-term ante-post RSA Chase favourite Dynaste will switch to the shorter Jewson Novices’ Chase on Thursday, but Pipe said: “We haven’t made any decision on him. “He’ll be confirmed for both races and we’ll make a decision which way we’re going over the weekend.” The trainer is responsible for Back In Focus, Boston Bob, Marito and Terminal, while Dessie Hughes has both Lyreen Legend and Tofino Bay on the list. Tony Martin’s Dedigout, Gordon Elliott’s Toner D’Oudairies, the Tom Taaffe-trained Argocat and Jim Culloty’s Lord Windermere are the other Irish horses among 21 acceptors. Champion trainer Willie Mullins has a high-class quartet in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more