Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tanja Nijmeijer

Tanja Nijmeijer (1978) is a former Dutch squatter and Trotskyist activist (she was briefly a member of the Dutch International Socialists).
Nijmeijer studied Romance languages and Romance cultures at the University of Groningen and in 2000 she went to Colombia as an exchange student. In November 2002 she joined there the Colombian guerilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), where she has become a leading figure since then.
Yesterday, Nijmeijer arrived in Cuba, as a member of the delegation to negotiate peace with the Colombian government.
She is charged with terrorism in the United States for holding three American citizens captive. If found guilty she faces up to 60 years in custody. Arrest warrants for Tanja Nijmeijer had to be suspended to allow her to participate at the Cuban negotiations table

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