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FARC Demands Deal-Breaker Amnesty for 9,000 Guerrilla Prisoners

FARC’s Final Request Could Make or Break Peace Talks

A new requirement has been added to the peace agreement between the guerilla group FARC and the Colombian government.

FARC reportedly wants the release of 9,000 prisoners, that, if not agreed to, would end the peace process.

Guerrilla leader Carlos Antonio Lozada, who was in Colombia to visit the villages for FARC members after disarmament, confirmed the new request.

“If there’s no amnesty, there will be no final agreement, it is that simple,” he said. “If there is an amnesty law, there will be no final agreement and if there is no agreement there will be no mobilization of those zones.”