Reference : V-P-CO-E-02333
Date : 02/04/2012
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Villavicencio, airport. Release of four soldiers and six police officers held by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP).
Photographer : HEGER, Boris
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Jorge Trujillo Solarte, one of the 10 members of the security forces just released by FARC-EP, walks away from the Brazilian helipcopter that flew him to freedom.

ICRC photo Gallery, 02.04.2012
Four members of the armed forces and six police officers released by the FARC-EP arrived on Monday evening at Villavicencio in a helicopter provided by the Brazilian government and bearing the insignia of the ICRC. After 13 or 14 years in captivity, the ten were handed over to a humanitarian team consisting of members of Colombianas y Colombianos por la Paz (Colombians for peace) and ICRC delegates. “We’re delighted at the success of this operation, which in one single day has reunited 10 families who had been waiting for so many years,” said Jordi Raich, head of the ICRC’s Colombia delegation. “Today marks the end of the families’ suffering, and that is a source of great satisfaction to us.”

The operation utilized Brazilian military helicopters bearing the ICRC logo. The ICRC facilitated the logistics of the operation with the agreement of the parties involved.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3841x2746
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour