Colombia suspends arrest and extradition orders against representatives of the ELN

Rocio Muñoz-Ledo

(CNN Spanish) – The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office reported this Thursday in a statement that it suspended the arrest and extradition orders against 17 representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN).

He explained that the measure is intended to allow the beneficiaries to attend the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and this guerrilla group.

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“The provisions of the Attorney General of the Nation in Resolution 00825 of 2022 will be communicated to the judicial police authorities of the national and international order, including Interpol, for the purpose of immediate and strict compliance,” the statement added.

According to information from the Prosecutor’s Office, the talks between both parties will resume in Caracas, Venezuela, soon.

The Colombian government and ELN representatives announced in Caracas in October that they were reinstating the talks table, after a three-year hiatus.

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