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Colombia's FARC rebels say no peace without immunity

Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas said they will not sign any peace deal that allows their members to be tried and jailed, in a statement read by peace negotiator Ricardo Tellez, pictured in Havana on October 2, 2012Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas said Tuesday they will not sign any peace deal that allows their members to be tried and jailed. “We insist that no deal is possible if it allows for a single day of prison for any guerrilla for having exercised the right to rebellion,” the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said in a statement read out by peace negotiator Ricardo Tellez. Negotiators seeking to end the more than five-decade guerrilla war at talks in Havana are under growing international pressure to guarantee justice for crimes committed during the conflict. Last week former UN secretary general Kofi Annan warned during a visit with both sides that the International Criminal Court could step in if the final peace deal did not bring justice for victims of the conflict.

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