Weekly Report - 14 May 2020 (WR-20-19)

Duque deals blow to dissident Farc but suffers setback

Colombia’s President Iván Duque celebrated the capture of a member of the high command of the dissident Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) on 8 May. This successful operation was overshadowed, however, not just by another illegal spying scandal to engulf the army but also by the murder a day earlier of a demobilised member of the Farc. This brings the total number of former guerrillas slain since the signing of the 2016 peace accord to the verge of a grim milestone of 200. The latest killing prompted the Farc political party to call for international human rights bodies to send a mission to investigate, while Colombia’s transitional justice system (JEP), established under the terms of the peace accord, announced that it was evaluating the introduction of collective precautionary measures.

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