The FARC released French journalist Romeo Langlois
May 30, 2012
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released French journalist Romeo Langlois held captive after over a month.
He was released in a village called San Isidro, in the state of Caquetá, inhabited by farmers who are dedicated to coca cultivation and livestock.
The rescue operation was a humanitarian mission led by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), along with former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba and the French envoy Jean-Baptiste Chauvin.
Military operations in the area were suspended to ensure that the rescue of Langlois could be effective. At the last minute, the FARC handed the coordinates of the exact location of the journalist to prevent some of its members is caught in an ambush.
Langlois was arrested while covering an army drug operation in Colombia. He was wounded in the arm and said after being rescued: “It was hard but I’ve never been tied up. I have been treated well and they give me good food.”