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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 30 April 2019

COLOMBIA: El Paisa challenges JEP, government

On 29 April, Hernán Dario Velásquez (‘El Paisa’), a former commander from the demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrillas, who is wanted by the authorities for failing to appear before the transitional justice court (JEP), released an open letter in which he complains that neither the JEP nor the Colombian authorities have provided the necessary guarantees for him to appear before the court.

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