Last Christmas I Gave You My Gun
Colombia’s Congress has approved an amnesty law to protect thousands of demobilising Farc guerrilla fighters from prosecution for minor crimes committed during the country’s 52-year war.
The law, a key part of a peace deal signed last month between the government and the rebels, will not include those who have committed war crimes or human rights violations.
About 7,000 Farc fighters are expected to lay down their arms over the next six months.
Rebels found guilty of serious crimes such as massacres, sexual violence or kidnapping will not fall under the amnesty and will instead serve alternative sentences such as land mine removal, to be determined by a special court.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, the Farc and the government said they would establish how many rebels were not eligible for the amnesty by 30 January at the latest.
As reported in The Guardian