Luis Diaz’s father tells of the horrors he lived by throughout his kidnapping by ELN

After the 13-day interval that the daddy of Luis Diaz spent kidnapped by the ELN (Nationwide Liberation Military), he spoke to the media about what it was wish to reside underneath the command of the subversive group, and he additionally defined what he feels and thinks about his future.

A day after he was launched and rescued by the UN delegation, the Catholic Church and well being personnel who verified his situation, Luis Manuel Diaz had an extended discuss with journalists. The advice given to him was to relaxation and it was anticipated that he would announce when he would journey to England, however evidently this won’t occur.

Confessions of Luis Diaz’s father about his kidnapping

Within the firm of Cilenis Marulanda, with whom he was kidnapped and who was launched within the midst of the authorities’ persecution of the criminals, the daddy of Luis Diaz spoke about many delicate and delicate points.

What he says after 13 days disadvantaged of his freedom by the ELN

Luis Diaz’s father launch video by ELN after being kidnapped in Colombia

“I believe it’s a step for peace in Colombia to be successful and that every one the people who find themselves kidnapped, have the chance to be free and be with their household.”

How was the dialog with Luis Diaz after his launch?

“Since yesterday, I had the chance to reach in Valledupar freed from all hindrances. I had the chance to greet him earlier than he performed a match together with his membership (Liverpool in opposition to Toulouse within the Europa League). And comfortable, comfortable, as a result of he was already together with his household. I advised him to maintain going, that issues do not finish right here and that he ought to have plenty of energy to recuperate from the issues which have occurred.”

What did the guerrilla members let you know?

“That I ought to be calm, that nothing was going to occur to me, figuring out that I used to be a humble and beloved individual in my city, for the work I do. That they have been going to do every little thing attainable in order that I’d be free quickly.”

What did you’re feeling through the days of the kidnapping with the ELN members?

“I noticed it, I lived it, I felt it, that they did every little thing attainable for me to be free, with my household and in my city. And that every one of Colombia can be calm, the identical in Europe, my son.”

Do you propose to depart Colombia?

“My aspirations are to remain in my city, as a result of in my city I’ve all my household. I’ve my father, my mom buried and a part of my household… they’re all in Barrancas. The Authorities has given me a powerful and nice help, I belief and I’ve religion that the safety will give me to be in Barrancas.”

What is understood in regards to the kidnapping of Luis Diaz’s father, now that he has been launched from jail

Within the media, he dominated out that cash had been paid for his ransom, emphasised that he ought to hold on the lookout for a peace course of and proceed on the negotiation desk with the ELN. And he defined some conditions that have been complicated about his kidnapping, akin to his arrival within the arms of members of the guerrilla group after being kidnapped by alleged frequent criminals.

What was the toughest factor you skilled through the kidnapping?

“It was plenty of using, fairly laborious, plenty of mountains, plenty of rain, an excessive amount of plague. I couldn’t sleep peacefully, it was very tough, nearly 12 days with out sleep. Although the therapy was good, I did not really feel comfy. The primary two or three days I suffered for [lack of] meals, we had no location or something. I felt a change after three days, when it appeared that I used to be already within the arms of the ELN, they talked to me and handled me otherwise.”

Did they are saying why he had been kidnapped or if there was one thing particular on this prison act?

“I nonetheless haven’t been in a position to perceive what was the reason for my kidnapping, amongst them they stated that I’ve no issues with anybody, I’ve by no means had any issues. Everybody is aware of me, I’m a fighter, a tough employee, an individual of effort, sacrifice, religion, hope and a ravishing future. There isn’t any cause for my kidnapping, I’ve no data as a result of there may be none.”

Name to the nation and message in regards to the ELN after the kidnapping

“They’re our brothers. To all of the brothers within the mountains, to all of the legally and non-legally constituted teams, I name them to replicate and that now we have dialogue with the excessive command of our nation in order that Colombia, in three or 4 years, shall be a rustic of peace.”

What comes subsequent for him, his entourage and Luis Diaz himself?

“To take a look at what’s the way forward for Colombia, of our tasks and proceed working for tradition and sports activities, as my brother’s (political candidate) ‘slogan’ stated. To not end with that and to proceed till the tip (he burst into tears).”

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