Colombia ex-rebels testify about crimes at special peace tribunal

11 Oct 2019 16:28

Former rebels of the FARC in Colombia have asked for forgiveness for kidnappings of politicians, soldiers and civilians they perpetrated during the civil war. Eleven former combatants offered the first joint, written testimony outlining the guerrilla army's responsibility in kidnappings to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the extrajudicial court tasked with investigating, judging and handing out sentences for the most serious war crimes.