No Farc par­don by US

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

US PRES­I­DENT Barack Obama will not give a pres­i­den­tial par­don to Ri­cardo Palmera, an im­pris­oned high-rank­ing leader of Colom­bia’s Farc rebels known as Simón Trinidad, who is serv­ing a 60-year sen­tence at a su­per-max­i­mum se­cu­rity prison in Colorado, in the US.

A source in the US State Depart­ment shared the news with Colom­bian news­pa­per El Tiempo. The pres­i­dent has ex­ec­u­tive power to par­don or re­duce a prison term.

The fi­nal peace agree­ment be­tween the two sides of the 52-yearold con­flict made no men­tion of the prisoner. Te­lesur

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