Colombia Ex-Rebels Testify on Kidnappings at Special Peace Tribunal


Former combatants for Colombia's once-largest rebel army asked for forgiveness on Monday as they acknowledged kidnappings during the nation's long civil conflict before a special tribunal created by the peace process.

Eleven former rebels gave the Special Peace Jurisdiction three file folders offering the first joint written testimony outlining the guerrilla army's responsibility in kidnappings of politicians, soldiers, and civilians.

"We are reflecting deeply over the acts of war so that we can ask for forgiveness for the errors committed," said Rodrigo Londoño, alias “Timochenko,” the guerrilla army's former leader who is now spearheading their nascent political party.

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Buenos Aires Times