In 2007 Professor Moncayo moved Colombians when he decided to walk from Nariño to Bogotá. His story is one of the most outstanding of the armed conflict.
Among the most significant faces in the history of the armed conflict in the country, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer; It is Professor Gustavo Moncayo, who is a native of the department of Nariño.
The news was released in Noticias Uno, after it appeared on the side of a hospital bed.
And it is that through several studies, it was confirmed that he has terminal liver cancer.
The family was residing in Canada until a few weeks ago, when they returned to the country to treat the disease.
Yuri Tatiana Moncayo, the professor’s daughter, announced to this outlet that they are waiting for the repairs from the Farc to pay for the transplant that professor Moncayo needs.
#NoticiasUnoAlAire| Fifteen years ago, in the midst of the humanitarian crisis due to false positives, a spontaneous voice emerged in favor of a humanitarian agreement and it was that of Professor Moncayo, who today is bedridden by terminal liver cancer.
— News One (@NoticiasUno) October 24, 2022
“It is impossible for us as victims to rebuild our life project with symbolic reparations. The FARC have the capacity and the possibility to do it and we are demanding it because we need a transplant for my father, who is in danger of death”, he affirmed.
The Moncayos are waiting for the ex-guerrilla to deliver compensation to the kidnapping victims.
Yuri Tatiana also denounced that they feel revictimized by the JEP and asked for help to speed up the process.
History of Moncayo
And it is that it was one of the most recognized faces, in the midst of the violence that has plagued the country in recent decades.
In 2007, he moved Colombians when he undertook a walk of more than a thousand kilometers to ask for the freedom of his son, Pablo Emilio Moncayo.
Already in 2010, Moncayo, the oldest hostage of the FARC, was released by his captors and handed over to a humanitarian mission.
His story became one of the most famous among the relatives of those kidnapped by the Farc.