Posted on August 6, 2017 9:50 am
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‘Arrest of FARC Leader Gloria Martínez While Traveling to Cucuta Conference Violates Peace Agreement’ Timochenko
FARC leader Gloria Martínez was detained as she was traveling to Cucuta to present an academic paper on women and gender.

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, leader Rodrigo Londoño, also known as “Timochenko,” says the Colombian government has violated their peace agreement by detaining one of the organization’s leader.

Gloria Martinez, who leads the militant group’s women’s division, was arrested Friday when she was traveling to Cucuta to present an academic paper.

Martinez, who has been in the FARC for 32 years, is the head of the organization in the Transitional Zone “El Negro Eliecer Gaitan,” located in Caño Indio, Tibu.

She is also a member of the national team of Pedagogy of Peace and was head of the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism of Bucaramanga, according to Timochenko.

The group that she belongs to, Mujeres Farianas, asked the United Nations to demand that the Colombian government comply with the peace agreement.

On June 5, Timochenko delayed the delivery of the organization’s weapons to the U.N. after police captured FARC member Yimmi Rios, known as Troyano, in the capital city of Bogota. TeleSur