Iván Márquez, major of FARC described as very serious the revelation that the negotiators of the peace process were being spied upon and called on the Government to give an answer. He did not say how he know that they were also victims of the espionage and gave for the fact that if one of the parties was monitored, the other also.
The case of espionage reported on Monday by the magazine week in Colombia only mentioned the illegal monitoring of emails and text of the Government negotiators. From Cuba, the FARC demanded clarification of the action of intelligence.
The day before, President Juan Manuel Santos denied that his Administration has some responsibility in an alleged espionage and ordered an extensive investigation to determine those responsible for monitoring illegal members of their peace negotiating team and at least two politicians.
According to Marquez, former President Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010) should be “behind” the illegal action of intelligence. In a statement reported the day before, Uribe dismissed the reported case.
So far no US official information on who are responsible for listening and monitoring illegal, however, the Government reported that two General – Mauricio Zúñiga, head of intelligence of the army and Jorge Andrés Zuluaga-, were relieved of their posts while the investigation.