The Dutch Tanja Nijmeijer has announced her departure from the Colombian rebel group FARC. According to her, the group has changed too much, local media write.
Nijmeijer (41) joined the Marxist and armed rebel movement FARC after her studies around 2002.
In a statement she says that "the party has mutated into something that I cannot yet agree with and may never understand."
In 2017, the FARC changed from an armed rebel group to a legal political party, following a peace agreement with the Colombian government.
Nijmeijer played a role as representative in the realization of the agreement between Colombia and the FARC.
"One of the most dangerous women in the world"
The FARC has been put on the terror list by the United Nations, European Union and the United States and has been active in Colombia since the 1960s. The group earns money primarily through drug trafficking and abductions.
In 2012, terrorism expert and professor Beatrice de Graaf described Nijmeijer as one of the most dangerous female terrorists in the world and denounced the too romantic image of her in the media.