Chief FARC negotiator: Peace in Colombia is difficult without amnesty


Fighters charge be accustomed absolution if accord in Colombia is to succeed, the rebels arch adjudicator told en Español. Without this law, well, it is actual difficult for the guerillas to activate their movement into the accord zones or to the capricious credibility for normalization, Ivan Marquez told Fernando Ramos in an absolute interview.Marquez said assurances were basic if the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were to lay bottomward their weapons to end the continent s longest-running war. But he additionally addled an optimistic note, adage he believed Colombians — accompany and above foes — would surround them with affection. The bodies appetite peace, he said. This is article that has been accustomed out for so continued and this is the opportunity… I accept that the Colombian bodies accept to authority on to this achievement that we will accept a future; so that we can accept accord with dignity. Marquez active a basic accord accord with a government analogue in Havana in August. The accord will now get a academic signing on Monday and charge again be accustomed by the Colombian bodies in a election set for October 2.The aftereffect is not assertive — the alarm for absolution for the guerrillas complex in the war that dead up to 220,000 bodies and affected millions added from their homes is decidedly controversial. Above President Alvaro Uribe Velez opposes the accord deal, adage it gives impunity to murderers and kidnappers. Current President Juan Manuel Santos has promised that amends will be served, but capacity are not clear.Still, the guerrillas accept been planning for peace, captivation a weeklong appointment in their boscage bastion in southern Colombia to allotment account of what the accord will beggarly for the fighters as they are asked to lay bottomward their weapons and acknowledgment to civilian society. The abutting footfall will be the official accord signing in the celebrated littoral burghal of Cartagena, which will be abounding by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Again will appear the election — and whatever follows that. Marquez warned there could still be weeks of accord as the architecture is adapted to agreement the abutting date of the accord process, alike if some accepted accord to be final the day afterwards a yes vote in the referendum. Here, there is alone one champ and that champ is Colombia. That champ additionally by addendum you can say is Latin America. Colombia s accord is the accord of the continent, Marquez said.

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