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World The former Farc sentenced to pay $ 36 million for the removal of Betancourt

23:12  14 january  2022
23:12  14 january  2022 Source:   parismatch.com

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the American justice sentenced the former Colombian rebellion of FARC to pay $ 36 million in compensation for the abduction of the Franco-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt between 2002 and 2008, according to judicial sources Thursday night. In accordance with a decision of a federal court of Pennsylvania on January 4, made public Thursday evening, Lawrence Delloye - also called Lorenzo, son of Mrs. Betancourt born in 1988 of his first union with French Fabrice Delloye - "is entitled to Compensation of $ 12 million before it is tripled with the costs and costs of lawyers ".

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In a separate statement, the American councils of Mr. Delloye, Cabinet Scarrinci Hollenbeck, explained that the total amount of damages decided by the federal judge. Pennsylvania Matthew Brann was "more than $ 36 million".

for the Betancourt son, a "enormous anxiety anxiety"

The son of Ingrid Betancourt also has the American nationality and therefore had been able to file a complaint in the United States, in June 2018, against 14 former responsible for the armed forces Revolutionaries of Colombia (FARC), under a Federal Anti-Terrorist Act (Antiterrorism Act, ATA), criticizing the rebellion the "violation" of this extraterritorial legislation. In addition, the removal of his mother provoked at Mr delloye - young teenager in 2002 - a "enormous emotional anxiety" for years, took up the court.

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Ms. Betancourt, 60 years old today, was kidnapped on February 23, 2002 during the Colombian presidential election campaign by the FARC, before being rescued by the army six years later, on July 2, 2008. Once installed in France with its two children Melanie and Lorenzo, "it does not have been easy for (Lorenzo) delloye to reconnect with his mother. He continues to suffer from emotional anxieties," said US judge in his decision . The former Franco-Colombian senator had claimed for years compensation covering the psychological damage caused by his long captivity.

A historical peace agreement in 2016 between Colombia and FARC transformed the guerrilla to legal political party and significantly reduces violence, even though many armed groups continue to crack down in the country, including the dissidents of the FARCs having taken up arms. .

and last November, the US State Department removed the FARC from its blacklist of foreign terrorist organizations, but without changing position on legal proceedings against former officials of the former Columbian guerrillas.

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