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Freed French journalist: " FARC treated me well"


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Freed French journalist: " FARC treated me well"

Freed French journalist Romeo Langlois has emerged from the Colombian jungle with no complaints about his treatment at the hands of FARC rebels.

Langlois who works for a French television channel had been held for over a month but was eventually handed to a group of international mediators. He later gave a short news conference.

“I repeat that I accept the apologies and I am coming out of this without spite. But I don’t agree with the decision of keeping me for 33 days for that reason I think that once again politics dominated the humanitarian side,” Langlois told his captors and fellow journalists.

Langlois who has been reporting on Colombia’s rebel movement for more than a decade was taken hostage when caught up in a fire fight while embedded with a Colombian military unit.

Although sustaining an injury during the initial cross fire, the 35-year-old said he had been shown respect and given medical treatment.
It is believed Langlois will return home to France shortly.

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