Colombia’s attorney general resigns over court refusal to extradite FARC leader

Pablo Catatumbo, former commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and now member of the political party Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (FARC), speaks during a news conferece in Bogota, Colombia May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia‚Äôs attorney general said on Wednesday he resigned in protest after a special court charged with prosecuting war crimes denied a U.S. extradition request for a former FARC leader accused of drug trafficking. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal prosecutes leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, who […]

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