A former commander of Colombia’s Farc insurgent group, Iván Márquez, has launched a video six months after going into hiding.
Within the movie, he accuses the federal government of betraying the phrases of the historic peace settlement signed in 2016.
He says 400 group leaders and 85 former fighters have been killed for the reason that peace accord was signed .
Mr Márquez led the Farc’s negotiating crew within the talks, which had been held in Cuba and lasted 4 years.
The Farc at all times mentioned that it feared reprisals from those that opposed the peace course of.
In April, one of its most senior leaders, Jesús Santrich, was arrested on the request of the US, accused of drug trafficking.
Quickly after that, Mr Márquez resigned from his seat within the Colombian Senate and went into hiding.
Mr Márquez doesn’t reveal his whereabouts throughout the 12-minute video, which he ready for the 24th Worldwide Rosa Luxemburg Convention in Berlin.
The Farc, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, is now a political party often known as the Revolutionary Different Widespread Pressure with 5 seats within the Senate and 5 within the Home of Representatives.
‘Outcomes are disheartening’
Mr Márquez mentioned the left-wing group had made an important mistake throughout the ultimate section of the negotiations: “We agreed to put down our weapons earlier than securing an settlement on the political, financial and social integration of the fighters.”
However the former commander, whose actual identify is Luciano Marín, mentioned he remained dedicated to peace and to the complete implementation of the settlement.
“On 24 November 2016 it was signed in Havana the ultimate settlement to finish the battle and to result in secure and lasting peace,” he mentioned.
“Solely two years later, the outcomes by way of implementation by the federal government are disheartening.”
The federal government of President Iván Duque says it’s taking steps to extend safety for former rebels.
Mr Duque, a vocal critic of the peace deal, took workplace in August.
He changed Juan Manuel Santos, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his function within the settlement with the Farc, which put an finish to greater than 5 many years of battle.
Per week in the past the United Nations chief, António Guterres, urged President Duque to do extra to guard former rebels.
He mentioned lots of them had been killed by unlawful armed teams and drug gangs.
The Farc’s 52-year struggle
1964: Arrange as armed wing of Communist Get together
2002: At its top, it had a military of 20,000 fighters controlling as much as a 3rd of the nation. Senator Ingrid Betancourt kidnapped and held for six years together with 14 different hostages
2008: The Farc suffers a sequence of defeats in its worst yr
2012: Begin of peace talks in Havana
2016: Definitive ceasefire