from the Cuban and Norwegian governments
U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay, held
by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Army
of the People (FARC-EP) since this past June 20, was
handed over by members of the FARC-EP Eastern Bloc
to representatives of the governments of Cuba and
Norway and delegates from the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an action
undertaken with the cooperation of the Colombian
At 11:30am on Sunday, October 27, Mr.
Sutay was released to representatives of the United
States government at Bogotá Airport.
Mr. Sutay was given a medical check
by the ICRC and is in a good physical condition. He
will shortly be reunited with his family.
The Colombian government and the
FARC-EP have thanked the governments of Cuba and
Norway and the ICRC for their valuable contribution
to the release and handover of Mr. Sutay to United
The governments of Cuba and Norway
reiterate their support for the peace talks and
efforts to end the armed conflict in Colombia.
Bogotá, October 27, 2013.