The United States want Colombia to explain why its Supreme Court
refused to allow the extradition of ‘Gafas’, the FARC guerrilla who was
the guard of three U.S. citizens freed by the Colombian army in
U.S. ambassador to Bogotá William Brownfield said Thursday he had asked Colombian authorities to clarify why the FARC guard can’t be extradited.
Alexander Farfan, alias ‘Gafas’ (glasses), cannot be extradited on
kidnapping and terrorism charges because “the crimes for which he is
wanted were committed in national territory,” the court said in a
‘Gafas’ and his fellow guerrilla ‘César’, who was also captured during Operation Jaque, have already pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rebellion before a Colombian court.
The two were captured in a military operation that freed the three U.S. military workers, former politician Ingrid Betancourt and eleven members of the security forces.