Thursday, May 10, 2012

Romeo: Still Captive

This is the back page of May's edition of The City Paper, Bogotá's English-language monthly.

French journalist Romeo Langlois was taken captive by the FARC guerrillas April 28, while he was accompanying Colombian soldiers on an anti-drug expedition.

Langlois may have been wearing military dress, including a bulletproof vest and helmet for his own safety, but he was unarmed and cannot be considered a combatant.

The FARC recently pledged to cease kidnapping civilians. But if holding a journalist against his will is not kidnapping, then what is this?

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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