1. In February 2012, the FARC-EP announced the end of any detention of people in order to obtain taxes based on the wealth or economic capacity of those people.
Havana, Cuba, April 8, 2015.
Mr. Álvaro Mejía.
Through digital media we have known the statements of the National CTI director, Julián Quintana, related to the fate of your son Andrés Mejía, who ensures the following: "We denounce that many sources, demobilized fighters and people who have some kind of relationship with the guerrillas, said they have seen Andrés in the ranks of the guerrillas. That is, he is under custody. We reiterate the call we made to the FARC to please release him or give us some sign of life."
General Lasprilla, commander of the National Army, has spoken to the media to tell lies again about the FARC-EP and the development of the internal armed conflict.
Inside FARC - Colombia peace talks with key delegate
Victoria Sandino Palmera is a commander in the FARC-EP, the oldest active guerrilla organization in Colombia and Latin America. She is part of the FARC delegation for the peace talks with the Colombian government, which are currently underway in Havana, Cuba.
The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP didn't present any document or press release today; instead, they opened space for the journalists to ask some questions. Jes?s Santrich, member of the Central High Command responded the questions. The first question was about if the FARC-EP still have kidnapped soldiers, policemen in their power, for example in Valle del Cauca a policeman was assassinated some days ago....
01-08-2013 Report from Havana
Kidnapped or captured in combat?
The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, at the entrance of the site of the peace talks, responded some questions to the national and international press, by mouth of Jes?s Santrich. About the recent declarations of Colombian Minster of Defense that the capture of the North American soldier was called ?kidnapping?, Santrich recalled that ?there is a difference between kidnapping and capturing a mercenary in a war zone?.
January 31, 2013: Iv?n M?rquez declares
"We are not going to discuss about issues that have to do with the military confrontation with the government delegation at the table, as has been agreed. So we keep silent about the bombing and the excessive use of force by the aviation against our camps, which are in unilateral ceasefire".
What is the FARC-EP?
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ? People?s Army is a political-military organization, Colombian insurgency, proudly subversives. We don?t have anything to do with delinquency or banditry.