The Secretariat of the Central High Command of the FARC-EP informs to the national and international public opinion, that at the same time President Santos incomprehensibly rejects the presence of Senator Piedad Córdoba in the humanitarian mission that should receive the U.S. soldier Kevin Scott, he increases military operations in the department of Guaviare, seeking to rescue him by military means, which is an inhuman and irresponsible attitude that threatens the prisoner’s life.
For our part, we reiterate the decision to hand over the prisoner to a commission we trust and we make a call on the government for sanity, to avoid any unfortunate outcome as has happened in the past.
The obstacles and petty arguments do not correspond to what is a clear humanitarian gesture.
Secretariat of the Central High Command of the FARC-EP.
Colombian Jungle, August 5, 2013.