Semana reports that Colombia Military intercepted communications of FARC negotiations

Posted on February 5, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, FARC, Intelligence, Police/Military Activity, Politics reported that a Colombian magazine has reported that the military intercepted the communications of government officials negotiating with FARC rebels. Colombia’s Interior Ministry has announced a probe of the reported espionage. Responding to a magazine report on Tuesday, Interior Minister Aurelio Iragorri said it appeared that Colombia’s military had spied on its own government in talks to end the half-century war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). President Juan Manuel Santos and his Cabinet ministers had never ordered the interception of phone communications, Iragorri told Caracol Radio. Semana reported that the military intercepted communications from the cellular phones of peace negotiators Humberto de la Calle, Sergio Jaramillo and Alejandro Eder, as well as from leftist politicians such as former Senator Piedad Cordoba. The magazine reported that the military collected data from text messages but did not listen to telephone calls. Read Article

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