Hostages liberated in Columbia

Press release: Denis MacShane MP welcomes the release of Columbian hostages
3 July 2008

Denis MacShane MP, former FCO minister for Latin America, has welcomed the news of the release of Ingrid Bettancourt and others from the hands of the Colombian terrorist group, FARC. "This is wonderful news for Ingrid Bettancourt, her children, and all those who have been liberated from the terror of the FARC. It justifies the support of the Labour government for the democratically elected government of Colombia which has refused to surrender to the blackmail of FARC, despite the support the narco-trafficking kidnappers have had from Venezuela and from some people in Britain who have criticised the Colombian regime but turned a blind eye to the extremism of their opponents."