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FARC reiterate call for a Colombia truth commission at Havana peace talks

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 20:55 UTC
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Colombia’s Marxist rebel organization, FARC reiterated on Wednesday its call to the Colombian government to establish a truth commission to deal with the history of the internal conflict in the country that goes back to 1964. Read full article


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  • CabezaDura

    A framework for peace processes like these ones are always complicated to establish. Hopefully they'll get it right. I don’t understand how the law (civil or military courts?) is supposed to recognize precisely the difference in the cases in which army officers are just simply carrying out orders from above from those abusing human rights and committing manslaughter.
    Here in Argentina we have had trials in the 80s against the top Junta members that run the country during the dirty war, then came the amnesty for all sides in the 90s, and after that we had the witch hunt in the kirchnerist decade, while ex ERP, Montoneros and other former left wing terrorist organizations still benefit from the amnesty and are still patronized by the government....Also if you want justice in Colombia, besides the FARC and the Army, by fairness you need to take to court the Paramilitares that were successfully disbanded by President Uribe

    Sep 18th, 2013 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Outsider

    Indeed I think it's time to take into account the human rights violations committed by the State and find ways to look who's responsible for what. I d'on't say this because I'm a FARC supporter, I simply say this because I read in the news, everywhere, about punishment for FARC members while nobody talks about the government crimes, as if the've never existed. As the FARC say in one of their documents: the State can't be part, and at the same time judge of the conflict, and that's, according to them, one of the negative aspects of the framework
    The victims of crimes of the State are people, too, and there are thousands of them.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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