Two Dutch journalists kidnapped by Colombia’s ELN
Derk Johannes Bolt and Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender captured by Marxist rebel group in northeast Colombia, army says
In May 2016 in the same El Tarra region ELN rebels kidnapped a Colombian-Spanish journalist and two Colombian TV reporters. The reporters were handed over days later to intermediaries. The government ombudsman’s office via Twitter demanded the “immediate liberation of the two Dutch nationals being held,” and said it will try to help solve the situation. Meanwhile police specialists in kidnapping and extortion headed to the region in an attempt secure the release of the two men. The ELN, Colombia’s second biggest rebel group, is in peace talks with the government to put an end to more than five decades of war in the Andean nation. The biggest rebel movement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), signed a peace accord late last year and is expected to complete disarmament this week. More than 220,000 people have been killed in a conflict that pit the military against FARC, ELN and right wing paramilitary armies since it began in 1952.
(Photo: Colombia area and photo Bolt)
Dos periodista Hulandes a keda sekuestrá na Colombia dor di ELN
Derk Johannes Bolt i Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender a keda kapturá pa miembronan di ELN. ELN ta un grupo di rebelde marksista na nort ost di Colombia.
Na mei 2016 e mesun grupo aki a sekuestrá un grupo pero a laga esakinan bai despues di intervenshon di intermediario. ELN ta e segundo grupo di rebelde di mas grandi di e pais. FARC a firma un akuerdo aña pasá di pas i ta pendiente pa kaba di desarmá e siman benidero.
Den pasado mas ku 22.000 hende a wòrdu matá dor di konflikto kontra di FARC, ELN i otro paramilitarnan for di momentu ku esakinan a mira lus di dia na 1952.
(Foto: Colombia area and photo Bolt)