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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:52 PM

More than 400 former Colombian paramilitaries to be released from jail by December 2014

More than 400 former Colombian paramilitaries to be released from jail by December 2014
Jun 24, 2014 posted by Oliver Sheldon

More than 400 incarcerated Colombian paramilitaries are scheduled to be released before December 2014 after having served their eight year sentences as a result of submitting to Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law.

Four hundred forty-two former members of the now-defunct paramilitary organization, the AUC, are close to freedom after serving sentences of eight years imprisonment as a result of the Justice and Peace Law signed during the government of former President Alvaro Uribe, reported Colombia’s Caracol Radio.

Among those who would be free come the end of the year are criminals responsible for some of the most heinous acts of Colombia’s decades-long internal conflict. The former paramilitaries are responsible for notorious massacres at the sites of Macayepo, El Salado, Mapiripan, El Caño Chengue, and Caño Jabon with a death toll that today stands at around 400,000 victims, with mass graves still being uncovered.

Among the most notorious being released are Daniel Rendon Herrera alias “Don Mario,” Francisco Javier Zuluaga aka “Gordo Lindo,” Carlos Mario Jimenez alias “Macaco,” and Marco Tulio Perez Guzman, alias “El Oso.”

More:
http://colombiareports.co/400-former-paramilitaries-released-jail-december-2014/

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