Communiqué to the public opinion
"The freedom of the new world is the hope of the universe"
Once again we speak out in favor of Peace, convinced in walking the paths of politics without weapons, going around the country, making the calling to unity, and showing the world the positive results that the end of war has had in a no-return point.
To put an end to the war implies the determined willingness of the parties to comply with what has been agreed upon, to which we have shown commitment and respect in line with the longing for Peace of all Colombians, while the national government does not overcome the rhetoric of discourse and plunges us into an abyss of procrastination that quarrels with the result of five years of dialogue.
An example of the above is the situation of political prisoners of war, who have suffered the worst of treatments by the penitentiary and prison authority, the permanent paramilitary siege, and now the refusal to accede to the benefits of Law 1820 of December 2016 [Amnesty Law], where provisions on amnesty and pardon are issued to our ex-combatants.
The FARC-EP's political project includes all our members without distinction, in which prisoners indispensable, as they gave their lives to the revolutionary cause and deserve to lead this historical moment with new opportunities and a spirit of reconciliation.
As a political organization, we demand for the Head of State to comply with what was signed in Havana and we also express our solidarity with each and every political prisoner of war that is currently in hunger strike in 19 prisons.
The FARC-EP has laid down its weapons, but we have not given up in the struggle for a fair, inclusive, sovereign country. We have not laid down the impetus that characterizes us and on the contrary we are here to fight for those whose rights are being violated.
Central High Command of the FARC-EP