Colombian president Ivan Duque accused authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of aiding the latest FARC dissident group. Venezuela is organizing military exercises in the light of Duque’s allegations
Citing the violation of the peace agreements and the human rights crisis, leaders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich announced a return to armed struggle
In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.
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
After minutes of being freed from La Picota Prison, a nearly unconscious Santrich was re-arrested under orders of the Attorney General of Colombia
Following the announcement by the JEP which also called for Santrich to be freed, controversial Attorney General Néstor Humberto Martínez resigned