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Freed FARC hostage back in native Sweden

Freed FARC hostage back in native Sweden

The son of a 69-year-old Swede who was held hostage for nearly two years by Colombian rebels says his father has returned to Sweden and is receiving treatment for a stroke he suffered in captivity.
Tommy Larsson tells the AP that his father, Roland Larsson, "seems to be doing pretty well."
Roland Larsson became semi-paralyzed when he suffered a stroke during his captivity with the FARC guerrilla. He was freed last week, 22 months after his kidnapping.
He arrived in Stockholm late Wednesday and was welcomed by his family.
Tommy Larsson says his father was undergoing medical tests and rehabilitation at a hospital in Sweden on Thursday. It was not clear when he would return to his home in northern Sweden.


Updated : 2021-10-19 10:48 GMT+08:00