Colombia peace deal should ensure criminals held to account: Annan

February 26, 2015 1:08 AM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Those responsible for crimes committed during Colombia's 50-year war must be held accountable as part of a peace deal between the government and Marxist rebels, ex-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday.

Annan, who led the international organization for nine years, visited Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos, judicial authorities and the head of the opposition, former President Alvaro Uribe. He has no official role in Colombia's peace process but is hoping to promote progress.

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