Colombia would suspend extradition of ELN leaders in Cuba if peace is negotiated

Bilateral relations between Colombia and Cuba have been strained following the island's refusal to extradite four members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group who remain in Havana after the failed peace talks with the government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Colombian government asserted this Tuesday, May 11, that the extradition orders of the ELN guerrilla chiefs in Havana would be suspended if a peace process is started, which the government conditions upon the group releasing those it kidnapped, and ceasing the recruitment of minors.

"The extradition and arrest warrants are active, of course, because the judges request them, but according to the law of public order, these orders can be suspended if there is a peace process," said the high commissioner for peace, Miguel Ceballos, to journalists.

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