Headlines | 1/6/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombian government hopes the FARC will keep its word and free hostages
²We hope they say where the hostages are, give us the coordinates and the government will provide everything for the International Committee of the Red Cross to go and fetch them², the minister said.
Santos denied any military actions that may obstruct the release and said that the possibility of taking the hostages to a third country, as they did last year with the ones who flew to Venezuela, is not an option.
The Colombian government declared that the only organization enabled to take part in the process is the International Committee of the Red Cross and discarded an intervention by international delegates.
The rebel group announced last December it would unilaterally free six hostages, among them former provincial deputy of Valle del Cauca, Sigifredo López, and former governor of Meta province, Alan Jara.