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Jesús Santrich, free at last

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of political prisoner Jesús Santrich on May 29. Speaking to reporters after his release, he reiterated his commitment to a true and lasting peace in the country

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Colombian lower house rejects president Duque’s objections to Special Jurisdiction for Peace

On March 10, Duque objected to 6 of the 159 articles of the Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace [JEP]. The Senate will next decide on the objections and if it also rejects them, the president will be forced to approve the Bill

Colombians flood the streets in support of the JEP and peace

Mobilizations across Colombia demanded that the government of Ivan Duque respect the signed peace agreements

Iván Duque objections to the JEP put Colombia’s peace process in jeopardy

Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) is one of the essential entities created through peace agreements between the Colombian government and the FARC in 2016, putting an end to a five-decade long armed conflict

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