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On Tuesday, in the countryside of this department, José Leonardo Ataya was relaxed.
Ataya was relaxed in rural Arauca.
Office of the Ombudsman
Find the El Cazamentiras confirmation at the end of the news.
13 November 2018, 02:57 s.
After seven and a half months of abduction, José Leonardo Ataya, son of Luis Eduard Atay, former governor of Arauca, was released on guerrilla group ELN on Tuesday.
The news was confirmed by the same former governor Ataya, who in his interview with EL TIEMPO expressed his fortune to meet again with his son, who was born on 28 March by guerrillas in the rural town of Arauca.
"It was a very long, seven and a half months of fighting, and in meetings with many people to be able to release it today, thank God"Said the former governor.
ELN provides regional Arauca Human Rights Ombudsman, Arauca diocese and local journalists José Leonardo Atai Rodríguez, the manager of the Arauca-EMSERPA public enterprise, who was in the hands of an armed group since 28 March 2018 pic.twitter.com/88ekrHXSCu
– Defensoría delPueblo (@DefensoriaCol) November 13, 2018
The same Luis Eduardo Ataya had to go to Eln's camp in Venezuela to negotiate the release of his son because of the kidnapping for extortion since the beginning.
The former governor said his son was healthy and emotional. In addition, following the release in the sector, called Esmeralda, his son moved to Arauca and, if everything goes according to plan, he will go to Bogota tonight.
The liberation of José Leonard, father of his father, was achieved after the family paid the amount demanded by guerrillas.
"The liberation of Leonard was an economic and extraordinary payment. They were published publicly and I have to pay in order to be released. Later, I will tell you the reasons, specifications and value that was paid for it, "said the former governor.
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