Christof 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.