Mark Burton, lawyer for imprisoned FARC member Simón Trinidad, discusses his client’s case and the importance of his repatriation to Colombia.
Simón Trinidad was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to kidnap three US contractors and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment. He is currently held at a maximum security prison in Denver, Colorado. According to Mark Burton, Trinidad has been subjected to inhumane and cruel prison conditions and should be subject to the Colombian, rather than the US, justice system.
A Facebook live stream from the event ‘Peace and Political Violence in Colombia’ (London, UK, 21 November 2017)
Speaking at the same event was Mariela Kohon, director of Justice for Colombia and an adviser to the FARC in the peace process. Watch a video of her presentation here.