Colombian Paramilitary leader “El Aleman” released from Prison | Insightcrime.org

A former Colombian paramilitary leader with extensive links to organized crime has been released from prison, which may have significant consequences for Colombia‘s underworld and the country’s largest drug trafficking group, the Urabeños.

On July 30, Freddy Rendon Herrera, alias “El Aleman,” was released from the maximum-security prison Itagui after completing an eight-year sentence, reported El Colombiano. A judge ordered his release earlier this year after determining he had satisfactorily fulfilled conditions set out in Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law, which offers former paramilitaries reduced sentences in exchange for their demobilization and testimony on the armed conflict.

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