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

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.