Al Jazeera: FARC hits Bogota with harassment allegation
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has accused the Colombian government of harassing relatives of a senior rebel, highlighting tensions without disrupting a third day of peace talks in Havana, Cuba.
Viviana Hernandez, a FARC spokeswoman, read out a statement on Wednesday alleging that Colombian police had threatened the relatives of unit commander Francisco Gonzalez as they sought information about his whereabouts.
“Members of the police, disguised as civilians, are pressuring the family to prosecute and take custody of their young children unless they reveal information” about his location, Hernandez said.
She read her remarks during the third day of peace talks with a government delegation at a convention centre in Havana.
Despite the development, Ivan Marquez, a leading FARC delegate, expressed optimism about the outcome of the dialogue, which is expected to run into next week, before entering the closed-door talks….Read More
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