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Colombia hostages shown on video

Leftist Colombian guerrillas holding seven foreign hostages have released a video showing the captives. Three of them – a Briton, a German and a Spaniard – are allowed to deliver messages in the video. The other four – all Israelis – are seen playing cards. The hostage-takers are demanding an investigation into what they call the oppression of indigenous people by right-wing paramilitaries in the area. A guerrilla says the rebels will kill the hostages if a rescue is attempted. Speaking on the video, masked guerrilla commander Abel Martinez warns that “the unit in the area has orders not to permit a rescue, in the sense that they will execute the detainees”. Full Story

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