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8.7.16

Controversy over FARC 'concentration zones' | CounterVortex: Former president and now hardline right-wing opposition leader �lvaro Uribe is especially critical, saying: "Now they are converting the FARC from a narco-trafficking group to a 'para-state,' because the government seeks to integrate the FARC to combat the residues of paramilitarism, criminal bands, corrupt functionaries and other supposed enemies of peace." (El Espectador, June 24)

Steps are being taken to address concerns about impunity for rights abuses. Colombia's Superior Judicial Council says it has identified some 22,000 individuals who will be tried under the new process of "transitional justice" for grave crimes committed in the context of the armed conflict: 10,400 FARC fighters, 7,500 members of the security forces, and 4,350 others. (El Espectador, June 24)


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