FARC denounce violence against demobilised guerrillas in southern Colombia

In a meeting with Colombia’s interior minister and vice-minister of defence, former FARC commander Norbey Ramírez denounced the high levels of violence committed against demobilised FARC members in the southern departments of Putumayo and Caquetá. Before the peace process, Ramírez was commander of the FARC’s 48th Front which operated there.

According to Ramírez, seven FARC members have been murdered in the region in the last three months, mostly when at home with their families, while several other former guerrillas have been subjected to threats by paramilitary groups.

While reaffirming the FARC’s commitment to the peace agreement, Ramírez demanded greater security for demobilised guerrillas and other civilian groups. Several people have been killed for political organising in the region since the peace agreement was signed in November 2016.

Source: Prensa Rural