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Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace process. Ministerio de Justicia e Inpec dicen que se cumplió misión humanitaria y que está bien de salud. Jesús Santrich. ‘Jesús Santrich’, líder de las. (CNN Español) – La Fiscalía de Colombia, junto a la Policía, capturó por narcotráfico este lunes al exjefe de la hoy desmovilizada guerrilla de.

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Habeas Corpus Denied to FARC Leader Jesus Santrich in Colombia

Would you agree that Santos sees these killings as a crucial obstacle to the peace process? Now, the war is over, homicide rates are down in most parts of the country, and for many voters the FARC and the peace process sahtrich take a backseat to more conventional electoral matters on Sunday. However, the debate is not about whether or not he should pay for the crime. In their latest statement, the JEP — which oversees crimes committed before December 1, — said the extradition process should be stopped until a decision can santrihc reached as to whether Santrich continued committing crimes after the peace accord was signed.

We are seeing a budding competition between ordinary justice and transitional justice.

Colombian Court Rules Jesus Santrich to Occupy Seat in Congress

His main rival, leftist Gustavo Petro, 58, who supports the deal and is himself a former guerilla from sahtrich now defunct M, is on Ultimately, the FARC as a demobilized political party needs to clarify its platforms on crucial themes such as drug trafficking and the new dynamics of organized crime. Investors would be far happier with the market-friendly Duque, who promises business tax cuts and has spent much of his working life in Washington. When former Colombian guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernandez was arrested in April for plotting to traffic 10 tons of cocaine to the U.

Therefore the fact that he has been accused of drug trafficking during this period of transitional justice illustrates the challenges the new FARC will face as a political movement.


Ultimately, the Santrich case has demonstrated that the state has not ensured a safe future for all in Colombia. But, with the FARC issue partially diffused, many are jess predicting a late upset. Many former guerilla leaders are scared they will be arrested next.

He had a very important role inside the FARC and had a large influence over the peace negotiations.

In addition, two important aspects of the peace accord hang in the balance: Mon, Dec 31, If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U. Duque is currently polling at Prosecutors are currently investigating wider mishandling of funds, with 10 intermediaries suspected of embezzling money allocated for the peace process.

Santrich was due to take one of the 10 congressional seats the Farc kesus guaranteed by the peace deal in July. The Attorney General challenged the decision on May The Attorney General, on the other hand, is claiming the JEP does not have the jurisdiction to authorize whether or not Santrich will be extradited to the United States.

The deal sanhrich some 12, guerrillas downed their weapons in exchange for the transitional justice arrangement, lighter sentencing for rebel leaders, and the right to form a political party with 10 guaranteed seats in parliament until It is as yet unclear jeuss will happen to that post.

Capturan por narcotráfico a ‘Jesús Santrich’ exguerrillero y miembro del partido FARC | CNN

Regarding the recent killings of ex-combatants, the government has yet to provide the public with a clear explanation for the recent violence. By Ciara Nugent May 25, The current political context has cast doubt on whether the state can guarantee the protection of ex-combatants.

Above all, the crux of this discussion is whether we can prevent the demobilization of the FARC from becoming an economic opportunity for other organized crime groups. The key issue here is the rule of law.

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The specter of Venezuela, whose dramatic economic crisis has sent more than a million refugees pouring into Colombia in the last year, weighs heavily on the presidential campaigns. The accord grants lighter sentencing to rebels for crimes committed during the conflict but Santrich stands accused of crimes after the signing of the deal.

Jexus is a clear underdog. President Juan Manuel Santos pursued the deal despite The Farc, now a santrlch party, say that more than 50 members and relatives have been killed since the deal was signed and that the government has not done enough to protect them. The timing is awkward for defenders of the peace process, coming a day after the official in charge of finances for implementing the accords was sacked after admitting to granting a contract to her partner.

The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. A former Colombian rebel commander has been jesud on US drug-trafficking charges, in a shocking development that heaped more pressure on the stumbling peace process with the demobilized Farc guerrillas. The debate is about how are we going to guarantee each one of the agreements and how they can generate positive measures that will protect the livelihoods of ex-combatants and affected communities.

Though lauded by the international community, it has never gained widespread support in Colombia and initially failed to pass a public referendum before being revised and passed through congress. Many people in Colombia have grown frustrated with the Santrich case and are saying that if he committed the crime we should let justice take its course. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to sanhrich now on politics, health, money mesus more.

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