The JEP recommended between 5 and 8 years of sanctions for the former chiefs of the Farc for the more than 20,000 kidnappings they committed

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Rodrigo Londoño, Jaime Alberto Parra, Milton de Jesús Tonce, Pablo Catatumbo, Pastor Alape, Julián Gallo and Rodrigo Granda will be accused of this crime and will be the Court of Peace to determine the penalty to be paid

The JEP recommended between 5 and 8 years of sanctions for the former chiefs of the Farc for the most ;s of 20 thousand kidnappings that they committed

Rodrigo Londoño, Pastor Alape, Milton de Jesús Toncel Redondo, Jaime Alberto Parra, Julián Gallo, Pablo Catatumbo and Rodrigo Granda, former secretariat of the Farc in the JEP. Photo: courtesy JEP.

In the last few hours, one of the most anticipated decisions of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) was announced: in which they issue the possible sentence against the former secretariat of the former Farc for the more than 21,300 kidnappings that they committed during their criminal transfer. According to reports, the penalty would be between five and eight years of remedial actions.

This decision was made by resolving conclusions in macro case 01 where they are exposed the details of that crime against humanity that saddened Colombians for so many years. The ruling was taken by the Truth Recognition Chamber of the JEP where, among other things, the responsibility of the former guerrilla commanders in this crime is analysed.

“The role of each one will vary according to the assigned project, since it is very possible that to achieve the execution of sanctions of five to eight years, several projects must be developed that must be delimited and financed annually, therefore, the delimitation in detail by the roles of each appearing party is fruitless ”, reads the text of the JEP.

The JEP recommended between 5 and 8 years of sanctions for the ex-chiefs of the Farc for the most ;s of 20 thousand kidnappings that they committed

Rodrigo Londoño, Pastor Alape, Milton de Jesús Toncel Redondo, Jaime Alberto Parra, Julián Gallo, Pablo Catatumbo and Rodrigo Granda, former secretariat of the Farc in the JEP. Photo: courtesy JEP.

Now, it will be the Peace Court that is in charge of determining the sanctions that the leaders of what was one of the most feared criminal structures in Colombia will face: Rodrigo Londono (Timochenko); Jaime Alberto Parra (Mauricio Jaramillo), Milton de Jesús Toncel (Joaquín Gómez), Pablo Catatumbo Torres, Pastor Alape >, Julián Gallo (Carlos Antonio Lozada) and Rodrigo Granda.

The JEP's decision was made after they recognized the contribution to the truth by the former FARC secretariat. However, it was specified that Rodrigo Granda, although he participated in several of these crimes, had no men under his subordination, so his responsibility would be less in contrast to that of his companions.

“Regarding the content of the sanction, the Chamber recommends that everyone work on the projects indicated as Comprehensive Action against Mines and Search for Missing Persons in the territories where they were Block commanders, with roles, tasks, schedules and results that can be measured. and appraised by the Section, under the conditions indicated by law”, the Chamber ruled.

Then, the JEP assured that the aforementioned characters, in collaboration with the guerrillas under their supervision, command, were responsible for 21,396 kidnappings whose purpose was to finance, through extortion for ransoms, finance their criminal work that was postponed for more than 50 years in the country. In addition, within its objectives -assured the court of peace- it sought to illegally deprive political personalities and members of the Public Force of their liberty in order to have social control over the territories.

The JEP recommended between 5 and 8 years of sanctions for the former chiefs of the Farc for the most ;s of 20 thousand kidnappings that they committed

Rodrigo Londoño, Pastor Alape, Milton de Jesús Toncel Redondo, Jaime Alberto Parra, Julián Gallo, Pablo Catatumbo and Rodrigo Granda, former secretariat of the Farc in the JEP. Photo: courtesy JEP.

As reparation, in addition to the sanctions described above, the Recognition Chamber asks the former guerrilla commanders, several of them today congressmen of the Republic, to make reparation to the victims through “projects designated as Comprehensive Action against Mines and Search for Missing Persons in the territories where they were Block commanders, with roles, tasks, schedules and results that can be measured and assessed by the Section, under the conditions indicated by law”, recommended the JEP in the historic decision.

According to the JEP, Timochenko was the main person responsible for the more than 20,000 kidnappings that occurred during several decades of the Colombian armed conflict and, although he was one of those who contributed the most with the truth, which allowed him to issue this exemplary sentence, he must continue to repair to those affected by his reprehensible actions in his past criminal life.

“The appearing party made contributions of truth when referring to the demands for truth and recognition formulated by the victims, the appearing party referred to the questions raised by the relatives of the deputies of Valle del Cauca and the relatives of Messrs. Álvaro Ordoñez and Rafael Pineda, which were requested by means of Order No. 19 of 2021205″, determined the JEP.

According to the court, to analyze the years that these sanctions will serve, the former leaders of the FARC will analyze the physical, moral, psychological and economic damagesthat they caused to the victims and their families after committing this crime against humanity.

The JEP recommended between 5 and 8 years of sanctions for the former chiefs of the Farc for the more than 20,000 kidnappings they committed

Rodrigo Londoño, Pastor Alape, Milton de Jesús Toncel Redondo, Jaime Alberto Parra, Julián Gallo, Pablo Catatumbo and Rodrigo Granda, former secretariat of the Farc in the JEP. Photo: courtesy JEP.

However, the court also requests “consideration” of sentences for Milton Toncel and Jaime Parra because they are already elderly and have health problems that could worsen. Finally, it will be the Court for Peace that defines whether the aforementioned characters will be able to continue participating in politics and aspire to elected positions in future opportunities. “It may be in tension with the purpose not only of reincorporation but also of contributing to the political reincorporation of former combatants”, determined the JEP in the 218-page sentence.

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