Ready, Go! Implementation Begins of Amnesty Process for FARC-EP; Could Benefit As Many as 3000 people (S)
On 17 February, the decree was made public that regulates and establishes the procedures for the effective implementation of the law of amnesty, pardon and special penal treatments. Decree 277 of 2017 which regulates amnesty and pardon for crimes that include rebellion, sedition, public disturbances, and related offenses.
In this way, the judicial authorities should begin to apply these provisions to individuals covered by Law 1820, in light of the Havana peace agreements and which complements the entry into force of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace.
The effect of this de jure amnesty is the immediate and definitive release of those who, being deprived of freedom, have benefited from this measure.
Regarding the number of FARC-EP guerrillas, militiamen and collaborators who could benefit from the amnesty, legal adviser to the peace team, Enrique Santiago, says that it could be in somewhere in the range of 2,500 to 3,000. Contagio Radio