Government and ICRC set protocol for hostage release
Colombia’s deputy Minister of Defense, Jorge Enrique Bedoya, and the chief of the International Red Cross Committee delegation, Jordi Raichel, set up the protocol for the release of police officers Cristian Camilo Yate Sánchez and Victor Alfonso Gonzales Ramirez, and soldier Josué Alvarez Meneses. Yate and Gonzales were abducted on January 25th in a rural area of Valle del Cauca while Alvarez was taken a few days later in Nariño.
The Farc guerrilla announced they would release the hostages and that the Red Cross and the Colombians for Peace organization would act as mediators. The NGO and Farc must now go over the protocol and approve so that an exact time and date for the release can be revealed.