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Hostage release by Colombian rebels to take time

Hostage release by Colombian rebels to take time

Relatives of hostages held by Colombian rebels say they expect it will take at least a month for guerrillas to free six captives as they have promised.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said this week that the six to be released include three police officers who were kidnapped in 1999.
Marleny Orjuela heads an organization representing relatives of hostages. She said on Thursday that it may take one or two months to organize the release due to difficulties in communicating with the guerrillas.
Orjuela says she and others who have been pressing for the hostages' freedom plan to meet with officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has facilitated previous releases.


Updated : 2021-01-24 17:57 GMT+08:00