Release postponed due to media presence
The release of two police officers kidnapped by the Farc guerrilla has been delayed due to an extremely high presence of reporters, according to the group of delegates waiting for the hostages. The representative for the International Red Cross for the southwestern region of Colombia, Angela Bertini, said Farc made the decision to postpone the handover because the media was chasing after the humanitarian committee .
Officers Cristian Camilo Yate and Victor Alfonso González were kidnapped on January 25th of this year and are expected to be released in La Cilia, a small indian reservation located in the department of Cauca.
The humanitarian committee, made up of members of the International Red Cross and Colombians for Peace, is still hoping the release will happen by the end of today.