Colombian FARC hostage freed after 12 years

Only survivor of botched rescue attempt reunites with family as relatives of victims denounce police mission.

    Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, has met the sole survivor of a botched rescue attempt that ended with the deaths of four other hostages.

    Luis Alberto Erazo, the freed hostage, described the police sergeant who led the rescue mission as a national hero. Still, families of the victims had harsh words for the government and its handling of the mission.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.