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COLOMBIA-CONFLICT/ABUSE
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September 20, 2018
Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and...
TOLIMA, Colombia
The Wider Image: In Colombia, victims of sexual abuse speak out
Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) twelve years ago. Her husband, Elkin, had been abducted by FARC's 45th Front in the Tolima region of central Colombia after refusing to pay a revolutionary tax or hand their six-year-old son to the Marxist rebels to become part of the armed group, Yeimy said. After trekking through the jungle for days to find the rebel camp, Yeimy pleaded for her husband's release but the FARC commander, known by the nom de guerre Pepito, demanded a terrible price, she said. "He told me, 'I will pick four of my men and they can do what they want with you'," said the 37-year-old, who asked that her family name not be used. After securing a deal for the release of her husband, Yeimy fled with her family to Soacha, near Colombia's capital Bogota, which is home to tens of thousands displaced by the conflict. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "COLOMBIA ABUSE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: COLOMBIA-CONFLICT/ABUSE THE IMAGES SHOULD ONLY BE USED TOGETHER WITH THE STORY - NO STAND-ALONE USES
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