In Colombia, a kidnapped UN official
In Colombia, was kidnapped staff member of the United Nations, who was involved in the peaceful settlement of the conflict between guerrillas and the government. The convoy, which was of Arley Lopez, was stopped by armed men near the town of Miraflores, Department of Guaviare. About it reports Reuters.
The convoy, which was of Arley Lopez, was stopped by armed men near the town of Miraflores, Department of Guaviare.
The official was taken from the car and took away in an unknown direction.
The government and security officials say that Lopez stole former guerrillas of the leftist organization FARC (Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia — FARC), who refused to lay down their arms and created a gang that engaged in drug trafficking. According to estimates by the Colombian military, their number amounts to several hundred people. FARC representatives this information has not commented.
Lopez is part of the UN mission in Colombia, which has 450 international observers and has control over disarming the FARC. This process should be completed on may 29, after 180 days after the entry into force of the final agreement between the government and rebels.
Peace Treaty at the second attempt was signed on 24 November 2016, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri. In the updated version of the document includes provisions proposed by various stakeholders. Representatives of the movement to still be able to elected to different authorities.
To reach agreement with the rebels that ended lasted 52 years, has killed over 200 thousand people civil war, Santos was awarded the Nobel peace prize.