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        <h1 class="reader-title">Jesus Santrich Given Interpol Red
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        August 22, 2019</div>
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              <p>Interpol have officially issued a red notice for the
                arrest of FARC leader Jesus Santrich, following his
                no-show at a scheduled court appearance in Colombia, and
                failure to inform authorities of his whereabouts.
                Santrich helped negotiate the 2016 peace agreements
                which many say are breaking down due to the state not
                meeting its obligations.  </p>
              <p>While at a FARC reintegration camp in the municipality
                of La Paz on the 29th of June, Santrich abandoned his
                security detail, provided to him following his release
                from prison in June. Santrich did not inform his party
                of his actions and gave little indication of his motives
                which has caused concern for the future of Colombia’s
                peace agreements.</p>
              <p>Though at the time of his disappearance he was not a
                fugitive, and within his rights to not inform the state
                of his whereabouts, he did nevertheless had to present
                himself by July 9th for a court hearing. </p>
              <p>There have long been concerns about the mistreatment
                Santrich suffered while he was in jail, as well as the
                possibility of extradition to the U.S. and possible
                threats to his life, due to the fact that over 160 FARC
                members have been killed since Colombia’s peace
                agreements were signed in 2016.</p>
              <p>Amid worries that his disappearance may end up damaging
                Colombia’s peace agreements. A FARC <a
href="https://twitter.com/TimoFARC/status/1145508112763371521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1145508112763371521&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telesurtv.net%2Fnews%2Fcolombia-farc-compromiso-acuerdos-paz-santrich-20190630-0023.html"
                  target="_blank">statement</a> at the time of his
                disappearance read: “We remain convinced that this
                [peace agreements] is the correct path, and for that
                reason, we maintain and will continue to maintain our
                firm commitment to peace ...any personal or group
                decision that deviates from what was agreed in the Peace
                Agreements, signed with the Colombian Government in
                2016, goes against our political line and is therefore
                only representative of those who make such decisions
                [against the agreements]"</p>
              <p>Since the FARC and the government signed the accords,
                cartels and paramilitaries - some with links to the
                state - have killed over 160 FARC members and at least
                627 social activists. FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño <a
href="https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/One-Sector-Blocks-Peace-in-Colombia-Ex-FARC-Guerrilla-Leader-20190730-0022.html"
                  target="_blank">said</a> that it is the state which is
                blocking the realisation of true peace.</p>
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