For the third time in a week, Colombia's largest rebel movement has asked forgiveness from its victims during the country's decades-long conflict.
The weapons are gone, but the political path forward for Colombia's former FARC rebels is still in doubt. Not long before the planned founding of their political party on September 1, the group is facing legal obstacles.
Author Héctor Abad Faciolince's story is enmeshed with the conflict in Colombia: his brother-in-law was abducted, his father murdered. But Abad does not see himself as a victim, as he explains in an interview with DW.
Colombia's Congress has approved an amnesty law protecting the FARC guerrilla group from prosecution for minor crimes. The law is part of a historic peace deal signed last month ending more than 50 years of civil war.
Polls have suggested that the public will ratify the peace accord by a two-to-one margin. The agreement calls for FARC fighters to reintegrate into society and form a small political party.
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