FARC released captured Policemen as Peace-Talks in Havana continue.

FARC Febr 2013 3 nsnbc archivesChristof Lehmann (nsnbc) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Peoples´Army in Miranda, in southern Cauca, have released the two policemen, Cristian Yate and Victor Gonzáles as agreed during the ongoing peace-talks in Havana, Cuba. The policemen were captured by the FARC and have been held, since 25 January. The release of a captured soldier is expected later  today.

The Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba stated, that a humanitarian commission would leave to southern Narino today, where the FARC-EP has agreed to also release the captured soldie Josué Alvarez.

So far, neither the FARC nor the Colombian government have released information, whether the release of the three captured servicemen would be followed by a show of goodwill from the side of the government, by enabling Simon Trinidad to be present at the continued peace-talks in Havana.

Representatives of the FARC have at several occasions, over the last month, stated that the presence of Simon Trinidad, who is serving a 60 years prison sentence in the USA after he was extradited to the USA in 2004, at the peace-talks, would be a catalyst for achieving a solid and lasting peace accord.

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Christof Lehmann is the founder and senior editor of nsnbc. Christof Lehmann is a political writer, psychologist, and independent political consultant on a wide range of issues, including conflict and conflict resolution, negotiations, security management, crisis management. His articles are published widely in international print and online media and he is a frequent contributor to radio and TV programs. He is a lifelong advocate for human rights, peace and international justice and the prosecution of war crimes - also those committed by privileged nation. In September 2011 Christof Lehmann started the blog nsnbc in response to what he perceived as an embargo on truth about the conflict in Libya and Syria. In 2013, he plans to transform nsnbc into an independent, daily, international online newspaper.
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