The family of former Paraguayan Vice President Óscar Denis, kidnapped by the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), has given assurances that he has already consented to the delivery of the food requested by the guerrillas as a condition for the release of the hostage for which he is requesting surrender did on “humanitarian grounds”.
Beatriz Denis, daughter of the former Vice-President, has confirmed to the media that the family has “adhered” and brought food to the value of 2 million dollars (1.7 million euros) “in the communities specified by the EPP”. “The family has been very involved with superhuman efforts and we have reached every place,” he said, according to the ABC Color newspaper.
The delivery of food and tools was one of the requirements of the guerrillas, who also called for the release of two EPP leaders Carmen Villalba and Alcides Oviedo Brítez before Sunday evening. Currently, the family has only received a sheet of paper with the alleged signature and fingerprint of Denis, who was kidnapped on August 9 with his driver Adelio Mendoza.
The guerrillas released Mendoza on Monday, who is in good health and has assured that he could at least hear Denis’ voice until the last day of captivity. His relatives have warned that the former vice president has a number of pathologies that require constant medication, and he fears that his health will deteriorate over the days.