Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, alias “Jesús Santrich,” is the name on everyone’s lips, the cornerstone of Colombia’s rocky peace process. Ministerio de Justicia e Inpec dicen que se cumplió misión humanitaria y que está bien de salud. Jesús Santrich. ‘Jesús Santrich’, líder de las. (CNN Español) – La Fiscalía de Colombia, junto a la Policía, capturó por narcotráfico este lunes al exjefe de la hoy desmovilizada guerrilla de.
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Colombia’s Fragile Peace Is Tied to Fate of Jesus Santrich | Time
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Ultimately, the FARC as a demobilized political party needs to clarify its platforms on crucial themes such as drug trafficking and the new dynamics of organized crime. In their latest statement, the JEP — which oversees crimes committed before December 1, — said the extradition process should be stopped until a decision can be reached as to whether Santrich continued committing crimes after the peace accord was signed.
Mon, Dec 31, Investors would be far happier with the market-friendly Duque, who promises business tax cuts and has spent much of his working life in Washington. Would you agree that Santos sees these killings as a crucial obstacle to the peace process?
‘Jesús Santrich’ Case at the Epicenter of Colombia’s Peace Process
However, the debate is not about whether or not he should pay for the crime. The key issue here is the rule of law.
Prosecutors are currently investigating wider mishandling of funds, with 10 intermediaries suspected of embezzling money allocated for the peace process. The debate is about how are we going to guarantee each one of the agreements and how jesuss can generate positive measures that will protect the livelihoods of ex-combatants and affected communities.
Habeas Corpus Denied to FARC Leader Jesus Santrich in Colombia
Restrepo said it was unlikely that most Farc members would return to the armed struggle. Many former guerilla leaders are scared they will be arrested next. Now, the war is over, homicide rates are down in most parts of the country, and for many voters the FARC and the peace process will take a backseat to more conventional electoral matters on Sunday. If Colombia extradites Santrich, as the U. These developments have generated disputes within the FARC political party, questions around the role of the transitional justice and, probably more importantly, the future of the peace process as a whole.
Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges
Many people in Colombia have grown frustrated with the Santrich case and are saying that if he committed the crime we should let justice take its course. A former Colombian rebel commander has been arrested on US drug-trafficking charges, in a shocking development that heaped more pressure on the stumbling peace process with the demobilized Farc guerrillas.
Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime. The accord grants lighter sentencing to rebels for crimes committed during the conflict but Santrich stands accused of crimes after the signing of the deal. The Attorney General, on the other hand, is claiming the JEP does not have the jurisdiction to authorize whether or not Santrich will be extradited to the United States.
The Attorney General challenged the decision on May The question of how the JEP will function in the future will depend on how the state resolves the case of Santrich and whether the processes that were agreed upon during the peace negotiations will be maintained.
President Juan Manuel Santos pursued the deal despite His main rival, leftist Gustavo Petro, 58, who supports the deal and is himself a former guerilla from the now defunct M, is on In addition, two important aspects of the peace accord hang in the balance: The Farc, now a political party, say that more than 50 members and relatives have been killed since the deal was signed and that the government has not done enough to protect them.
The deal meant some 12, guerrillas downed their weapons in exchange for the jessu justice arrangement, lighter sentencing for rebel leaders, and the right to form a santrlch party with 10 guaranteed seats in parliament until His case illustrates how there is still a strong drug trafficking dynamic in Colombia santricch how there are actors that are interested in keeping this dynamic strong. He had a very important role inside the Jeaus and had a large influence over the peace negotiations.
Petro is a clear underdog. Ultimately, the Santrich case has demonstrated that the state has not ensured a safe future for all in Colombia. Santrich was due to take one of the 10 congressional seats the Farc are guaranteed by the peace deal in July.
The most extensive database on organized crime in the Americas. Duque is currently polling at Colombia News and Profiles. Write to Ciara Nugent at ciara. Therefore the fact that he has been accused of drug trafficking during this period of transitional justice illustrates the challenges the new FARC will face as a political ssntrich.
Regarding the recent killings of ex-combatants, the government has yet to provide the public with a clear explanation for the recent violence. We are seeing a budding competition between ordinary justice and transitional justice. Though lauded by the international community, it has never gained widespread support in Colombia and initially failed to pass a public referendum before being revised and passed through congress.
But, with the FARC issue partially diffused, many are now predicting a late upset. Above all, the crux of this discussion is whether we can prevent the demobilization of the FARC from becoming an economic opportunity for other organized crime groups. The current political context has cast doubt on whether the state can guarantee the protection of ex-combatants.
The issue of how to deal with the FARC—and the violence and drug trade they stimulated—dominated Colombian politics for decades. When former Colombian guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernandez was arrested in April for plotting to traffic 10 tons of cocaine santricy the U.
The timing is awkward for defenders of the peace process, coming a day after the official in charge of finances for implementing the accords was sacked after admitting to granting a contract to her jesuus. By Ciara Nugent May 25, This week, President Santos expressed his concern over the recent murders of former FARC members and assured the public he would guarantee the protection of ex-combatants. It is as yet unclear what will happen to that post.
The peace deal formally ended 52 years of civil war that left at leastdead and sanfrich 7 million sqntrich.