FARC releases Colombian former governor Alan Jara
The rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released on Tuesday Colombian former Governor Alan Jara, who had been taken hostage since 2001, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.
ICRC spokesman in Colombia, Yves Heller, said the delivery took place in a rural zone in the department of Guaviare, south of Colombia.
"The FARC delivered to Senator Piedad Cordoba and ICRC delegates former Governor of Meta department Alan Jara. After the delivery, the helicopter with the ICRC's label flew to the city of Villavicencio," Heller said.
Heller thanked those who participated in the humanitarian delivery for their assistance, Xinhua reported.
Alan Jara arrived at the airport of Villavicencio and was welcomed by his wife Claudia Rugeles and his son Alan Felipe, hugging each other at the airport.
Jara was kidnapped by the FARC in 2001, when he was aboard a car of the United Nations in a highway of Meta (center).
On Sunday, the humanitarian mission headed by Cordoba and the ICRC received four persons including one military and three policemen, all FARC hostages.