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Friday 19 December  
Tanja Nijmeijer Dossier

Tanja Nijmeijer

Dutchwoman Tanja Nijmeijer (1978) has been a guerrilla fighter for the Colombian rebel movement FARC since 2002. RNW has compiled this dossier containing news, interviews, background articles and videos on Tanja.
Tanja Nijmeijer
United States of America United States of America Article: Dutch Tanja Nijmeijer on US terrorist charges

Article: Dutch Tanja Nijmeijer on US terrorist charges

Dutch citizen Tanja Nijmeijer has officially been charged with terrorism by the authorities in the United States. She is accused of involvement in the case of three US citizens who were held hostage by Colombia’s FARC rebel group. If...

Article: Amnesty no longer an option for Tanja, says Colombia

Tanja Nijmeijer has lost her chance to be granted amnesty, "She is a terrorist who has committed serious crimes," Francisco José Lloreda, the Colombian ambassador to the Netherlands, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide after...

Article: Tanja Nijmeijer: I planted bombs

Tanja Nijmeijer, the Dutch woman who joined Colombia's FARC rebels, admits she has planted bombs. She reveals this in the documentary film Tanja and Her Story by Colombian journalist Jorge Enrique Botero. "Working with the...

Tanja Nijmeijer
Colombia Colombia Article: Tanja tells her story

Article: Tanja tells her story

The Dutch FARC guerrilla fighter Tanja Nijmeijer deliberately chose to join the Colombian revolution. She relates this in the documentary Tanja and Her Story by Colombian journalist Jorge Enrique Botero.

Article: RNW has new Tanja Nijmeijer video

Radio Netherlands Worldwide, in cooperation with Dutch broadcaster IKON, will broadcast a previously unreleased TV interview with Dutch FARC guerrilla Tanja Nijmeijer this evening. The interview was recorded in August by Colombian...

Article: Maker of "Tanja" film denies being a FARC mouthpiece

Recent footage of Dutch-born FARC guerrilla Tanja Nijmeijer was shot in total freedom, without any censorship or external pressure, journalist Jorge Enrique Botero has told Radio Netherlands Worldwide. He said he was able to record the...

Article: "Affair helped Tanja gain foothold in FARC"

Dutch-born FARC rebel Tanja Nijmeijer narrowly escaped with her life after her diaries were discovered in a raided guerrilla camp.  The FARC's military leader at the time, Mono Jojoy, wanted her executed. Another FARC leader, Ra...

Article: Jorge Enrique Botero searched for - and found - Tanja Nijmeijer

An interview with Tanja Nijmeijer. It took Colombian journalist Jorge Enrique Botero several months of prodding and pleading, but he finally succeeded in persuading the FARC to grant permission for the interview. “I...

Article: Tanja Nijmeijer sings for her parents

Tanja Nijmeiijer sings the tender ballad Don't Cry for me, Argentina. Before she starts singing, the Dutch FARC guerrilla dedicates the song to her mother and father. Radio Netherlands Worldwide played the recording to her father. He...

Article: Tanja Nijmeijer: I don't want to be rescued

Dutch FARC guerrilla Tanja Nijmeijer says she does not want to be rescued from the Colombian jungle. In a new video obtained by Radio Netherlands Worldwide she says she will stay with FARC until she dies or until victory is achieved. And...