Colombia FARC negotiators say fate of captured general in hands of leadership

November 19, 2014 7:38 PM

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Colombia FARC negotiators say fate of captured general in hands of leadership

HAVANA/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian rebel peace negotiators in Havana cannot order the release of an army general captured by their comrades and will defer to the group's top commander back home, a leader of the FARC negotiating team said on Wednesday.

The government has suspended Colombian peace talks being held in Cuba until General Ruben Dario Alzate - seized over the weekend as he left a boat in the coastal region of Choco - is freed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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