- Title: COLOMBIA-PEACE FARC rebels admit to killing of community leader
- Date: 24th August 2015
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (AUGUST 24, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF FARC DELEGATES ENTERING PEACE TALKS FARC LEADER PABLO CATATUMBO FLAG WITH FARC EMBLEM (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FARC LEADER PABLO CATATUMBO, SAYING: "Such abhorrent acts cannot be repeated by FARC units. We promise to punish this act and take the corresponding regulations and measures to avoid a repetition." CATATUMBO READING STATEMENT FARC LEADER RODRIGO GRANDA LISTENING JOURNALISTS REPRESENTATIVES FROM COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT ENTERING TALKS
- Embargoed: 8th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Cuba
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA4QVEE82AXA945SZT554B4N39Y
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- Story Text: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) admitted on Monday (August 24) to the killing of a rural community leader in Colombia that occurred earlier this month.
FARC leader Pablo Catatumbo read from a statement during peace talks with the Colombian government in Havana, where he condemned the murder as 'abhorrent.'
"Such abhorrent acts cannot be repeated by FARC units. We promise to punish this act and take the corresponding regulations and measures to avoid a repetition," he said.
After conducting an internal investigation the FARC said that Genaro Garcia, a legal representative from Tumaco, had been assassinated by a FARC unit operating in southwestern Colombia.
The FARC and the Colombian government have been engaged in peace talks in Cuba for close to three years in an attempt to end Latin America's longest war which has killed some 220,000 people and displaced millions over 50 years.
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