Bogota, 25 Nov. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) recommended this Friday between five and eight years of sanctions for seven former FARC chiefs who acknowledged their responsibility in the kidnappings committed by the former guerrilla during the armed conflict and for those who were charged by this court .
In its resolution of conclusions, the Truth Recognition Chamber concluded that Rodrigo Londoño, Jaime Parra, Milton Toncel, Pablo Catatumbo, Pastor Alape, Julián Gallo and Rodrigo Granda “acknowledged their responsibility for the war crimes and crimes against humanity charged in the Case 01”, detailed the JEP in a statement.
In addition, this room of this court that emerged from the peace agreement to judge war crimes and crimes against humanity recommended to the next room of the JEP that it has to deal with this case and will state the sanctions that are from 5 to 8 years.
Thus, it will now be the Section of First Instance for Cases of Acknowledgment of Truth of the Special Court for Peace that must decide the sanctions that it will impose on ex-combatants and the way in which they will be materialized.
These sanctions, the information added, will be “between 5 and 8 years and must be verified and monitored by the United Nations,” the information added.
In this sense, the Chamber “suggested for six of the appearing parties the maximum penalty allowed by the law, 8 years, and 5 years for the appearing Rodrigo Granda who did not have command over the troops due to the functions he performed, and as such He had no command responsibility.”
“The Section must evaluate what will be the sanctions that it will impose on the seven former members of the former FARC-EP secretariat and define both its reparative and restorative content and its content of non-prisoner restriction of freedoms and rights,” the JEP specified.
The Chamber also approved the restorative-repair projects proposed by the former members of the FARC Secretariat, the guerrilla’s highest command body.
These include humanitarian demining work, the search for missing persons, environmental restoration of the Sumapaz páramo, and cross-cutting activities to dignify the memory of the victims.
These proposals were examined by the victims, who made observations through their common representatives and requested adjustments to the activities of each project.
Case 01 was named by the high court as “Taking of hostages, serious deprivation of liberty and other concurrent crimes committed by the FARC-EP in which the JEP accused the last secretariat of the guerrilla for more than 21,000 victims of kidnappings and the crimes that occurred during them (torture, rape, bad and demeaning treatment, and homicides).