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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former rebel leader recently elected to Colombia's Senate said Monday he's refusing to take office out of protest.
Ivan Marquez said that the government has yet to meet terms of a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Marquez is one of 10 former FARC members recently elected to a seat in the country's Congress. The rebels were promised that number of seats as part of the accord.
In a letter, Marquez accused the U.S. and Colombia of staging a setup that recently led to the jailing of another former FARC leader who is now awaiting extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges.
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