Sandra Ramirez, one of the guerrilla members of the dialogue team of FARC in the negotiations carried out in La Habana, Cuba, confirmed that the rebel group has “prisoners of war”, for that they maintain the trade proposal of the government of Colombia.
“Yes, we have prisoners of war and we are going to set them free, but that the State returns ours, the ones that are in prison,” stated Ramirez during tan interview with the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde (Rebellious Youth).
The guerrilla woman was sentimentally involved with the missing founder of FARC, Manuel Marulanda Veleza.k.a. Tirofijo (1930-2008). According with Ramirez, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC for its Spanish acronym) since 32 years, the organization has 700 insurgents prisoners and “also 8,000 political prisoners and of conscience.”