Colombia

Colombia’s FARC Demands Security Guarantees After Member Killed

  • The signing of the Colombian peace accord has brought more insecurity to social movement leaders, including FARC members.
The signing of the Colombian peace accord has brought more insecurity to social movement leaders, including FARC members. | Photo: AFP

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia demanded Thursday security guarantees for its members following the assassination of Luis Alberto Ortiz Cabezas, a beneficiary of the newly-passed Amnesty Law.

In a statement, the FARC said the murder of Ortiz Cabezas demonstrates “the permanence of paramilitaries in the territories and undermines the confidence in the real guarantees of security to the life and integrity of the people — (guarantees) that are ultimately the exclusive responsibility of the state.”

Ortiz Cabezas was assassinated on Sunday in the municipality of Tumaco in the department of Nariño. The FARC indicated that the person responsible was a suspected drug trafficker, known as Renol who is known to intimidate the population in the area.

The FARC also asked how many more murders will…

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