Colombia’s Inspector General asked the country’s Supreme Court not to
allow the extradition of ‘Martin Sombra’, who the U.S. wants to try for
the kidnapping of three U.S. military contract workers.
According to Inspector General, the crimes committed by Sombra, formerly known as the FARC’s prison director, were all committed on Colombian soil and should be tried before Colombian justice.
The veteran guerrilla was arrested in February 2008 earlier this year promised to collaborate with Colombian justice “if they save me the trip to the other side.”
Sombra told canal RCN he had “nothing to do with the ‘gringos’. I would just get into trouble,
because I don’t speak English and another thing is that I never
kidnapped anyone and I never fucked around with drug trafficking. I
respond to justice as a guerrilla.”
Colombia’s Supreme Court earlier blocked the extradition of the two guerrillas that were caught during the operation that rescued the three Americans, Ingrid Betancourt and eleven Colombian security officials.