ELN open to dialogue without ‘forbidden topics’

Colombia’s second largest rebel group ELN, responding to a letter by
social activist group ‘Colombians for Peace’, says it is willing to
talk peace with the government “without any forbidden topics.”

In the letter, published on the guerrillas’ website, the Central Command does not respond to the peace activists’ request to abandon the practice of kidnapping, but does say that they are willing to talk about actions that go against “the freedom of individuals, such as forced disappearances and political prisoners.”

The guerrillas, however, say they are waiting for the Colombian government to come up with “coherent peace proposals (…) that take into account other sectors of society.”

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