According to the president, an e-mail found on a computer of “Mono Jojoy,” the FARC commander killed in an air raid in September, proves that alias “Fabian Ramirez” was granted permission to execute his brother by his superior, Joaquin Gomez.
“Fabian asked my permission to execute him which I gave him. The only suggestion I made was that the sooner, the better, to avoid him doing more damage,” Gomez allegedly wrote to Jojoy.
“Do you know who this message is about? About his own brother. Fabian Ramirez, the bandit, executed, according to this email, his own brother,” Santos told press. “This is what the terrorist we face are like. Terrorists who kill their own families,” the president added.
Ramirez is the second-in-command of the FARC’s Southern Bloc, active in Colombia’s Amazon region and thought to be responsible for a large part of the organization’s drug business.