Colombian Ex-FARC Rebels 'Ashamed' of Kidnappings

9/15/2020

Former commanders of the disbanded FARC rebel group in Columbia have issued an apology for kidnappings they carried out during the armed conflict for the first time. Eight former senior FARC commanders signed the statement of apology.

"We now understand the pain we caused so many families — sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, and friends — who lived through hell waiting for news of their loved ones, wondering if they were healthy and under which conditions they were held, kept apart from their affection, from their projects, from their world," the statement reads.

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