The FARC is putting up a political show by releasing hostages one by
one to gain political influence in next year’s elections, Colombian
President Álvaro Uribe said Saturday.
According to the President, the guerillas are trying to “deveive the public opinion” because they know elections are coming and warns Colombians not to “fall for this deception.”
“If they want to do politics using the liberation of hostages, let them release them right away. Don’t let them make us suffer any longer,” Uribe said while speaking in Corozal, Sucre.
The Head of State reiterated that the guerrillas are committing grave human rights violations by kidnapping people and now are causing a “political drama with their release.”
The FARC Friday published a statement, reiterating their wish to exchange 22 members of the security forces held by the guerrillas for 500 guerrillas held in Colombian and U.S. prisons.