Colombian Former Guerrilla Leader Arrested In Mexico
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Wed 20th October 2021 | 10:40 AM
Bogota, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Oct, 2021 ) :One of the leaders of FARC, the Colombian guerrilla group turned political party, was arrested Tuesday in Mexico.
Mexican authorities also confirmed the arrest to AFP, declining to give further details.
"He was traveling with Rodrigo Londono, president of the party, and others in a delegation," Lozado told Colombian media, saying Granda had been abroad with the permission of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, the institution which handled the peace process and investigates crimes committed during the conflict.
"I call on the international community to guarantee the security of Rodrigo Granda," Londono said, but refused to "speculate" on the arrest.
President Ivan Duque "continues to attack the peace process, he asked Interpol to reactivate the red notice against Rodrigo Granda, leader of the Comunes Party and a signatory of the peace agreement," the party tweeted, also before Molano's statement that Paraguay had requested the arrest.
"Respect those among us who believe in peace, do your duty in letting us participate in politics!" the account said.
Granda, 72, was among the peace negotiators in Havana, during a process which began in 2012 and culminated in FARC's disarmament and for which then president Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace prize.