Salvatore Mancuso already has his release ticket ready to leave La Picota prison

Salvatore Mancuso already has his release ticket ready to leave La Picota prison
Salvatore Mancuso already has his release ticket ready to leave La Picota prison

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The former paramilitary commander Salvatore Mancuso will regain his freedom in the next few hours after learning that the Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) and the management of the La Picota prison – where he has been held since returning to the country –, The release ticket that a judge issued in his favor has already arrived.

This, after last Thursday The Justice and Peace Chamber of the Superior Court of Bogotá revoked 57 security measures to the former commander of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) and requested his freedom.

Mancuso’s lawyer, Nelson Menjura, He had anticipated in dialogue with Caracol Radio that this administrative procedure of “verification of the security measures that appear in Inpec, to proceed to materialize freedom” had to be completed between Friday and this Saturday.

Furthermore, he specified that his client He has already been assigned a security scheme for his displacement, since he will settle in Medellín.

Mancuso will not be able to carry weapons and will not be able to leave the country. Besides, Justice ordered him to stay away from the territories where he had the greatest criminal power (Caribbean region).

Read here: El Tomate: epicenter of one of the worst paramilitary massacres in Córdoba, which awaits Mancuso

The Special Peace Jurisdiction (JEP) claimed powers to carry out the paramilitary processes, since considers him a hinge agent –articulator between State agencies and the paramilitaries in the conflict– and the final decision on this matter is in the hands of the Constitutional Court.

While the verdict of the constitutional court arrives, Justice and Peace continues to be the judge of the former paramilitary who He returned to Colombia in February after serving a 16-year sentence in the United States for drug trafficking.

President Gustavo Petro insisted on the freedom of Mancuso, He named him peace manager and even invited him to the Casa de Nariño. “If possible, I will invite Mancuso to my office. Thunder and lightning are going to fall. I am going to propose closing that story of the ‘hunt’ against humble peasants, he has a story,” he said in March from Montería, one of the regions victimized by the actions of the former paramilitary.

Keep reading: Petro will invite Salvatore Mancuso to his office: “I am going to propose to him to close this story of hunting against peasants”

The president trusts that Mancuso’s knowledge and criminal experience will contribute to his total peace policy to achieve the disarmament of structures that adopted paramilitary practices. Meanwhile, Victims expect truth, justice and reparation.

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