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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Cuban Regime Helping the ELN Evade Justice

Jan 20, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the recent attack in Bogotá, Colombia, where Marxist rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN) targeted a police academy, killing 21 people.

“Last week’s bombing in Bogotá was a senseless and cowardly attack against innocent Colombian people. It is unacceptable, but unfortunately not surprising the Cuban regime is protecting ELN leadership by not returning them to the Colombian government to face justice. Colombia’s democracy is strong, and if the ELN leaders have nothing to hide, they should return to Bogotá and avail themselves of the justice system. The Cuban regime should stop standing in the way of due process and allow the families of the victims to seek justice for their loved ones.