FARC Fighters Start Arriving at Demobilization Zones (E)
A Colombian official said nearly half of all FARC members have turned themselves in to reincorporation zones as part of an agreement that will allow the former illicit guerrilla group to establish a political party. Colombia’s High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo said the Colombian government expects about 5,500 FARC members to reach seven temporary shelters and 19 established rural zones as part of a disarmament and reincorporation process by Tuesday, the deadline to reach the zones.
Jaramillo said about 2,500 FARC members arrived to the disarmament locations by Sunday with more on the way. Colombian and FARC officials previously agreed that the Colombian government would suspend the arrest of FARC members if they peacefully turned themselves in to the locations. UPI.com