Colombia's Santos says justice main hurdle to rebel peace deal

April 8, 2015 3:44 PM

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Colombia's Santos says justice main hurdle to rebel peace deal

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The biggest hurdle to signing peace with Colombia's FARC rebels and ending a half century of war is getting the Marxist group to agree to face punishment for human rights abuses, President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.

Government negotiators have spent more than two years in peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), trying to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000.

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