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    Colombia - Dutch tv team which traces missing people kidnapped, 17 June 2017

    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive...d-in-colombia/

    "Presenter Derk Bolt and cameraman Eugenio Follender were trying to trace the mother of someone adopted by a Dutch couple when they disappeared in the northern region of Catatumbo, close to the border with Venezuela on Saturday.

    Dozens of armed militias are active in the region and according to the Colombian army, Bolt and Follender have been taken by guerilla movement ELN."

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    Bolt, 62, has worked for the show Spoorloos (vanished, or without a trace), which tracks down missing friends and relatives, since 1991.

    The programme takes him all over the world."

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40336960

    "Last year the ELN rebel group kidnapped a Spanish journalist and several Colombians in the same area. All were later released."

    Let's hope so in this case too....
    Last edited by JanetElaine; 06-22-2017 at 03:19 AM. Reason: Readable font

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    http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/politiec...odig~aafa2e6d/

    "Kidnapped journalist Derk Bolt is in urgent need of diabetes medication, Norte de Santander police commander George Quintero said."

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    Not entirely sure if this shouldn't be in Up to the Minute or somewhere else, leaving that up to the mods.

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    Here is video footage from tourists who videod Bolt and Follender while they were filming, a couple of days before they were kidnapped.

    http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/laatste-...ken~va82afca9/
    Last edited by JanetElaine; 06-22-2017 at 06:46 AM. Reason: typo

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    Last edited by JanetElaine; 06-22-2017 at 06:45 AM. Reason: Bolt on the left, Follender on the right

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    I can't get the above post (pic) edited to include text. Pic is from this link: http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/geholpen...oord~a5c4d463/. Only pic with Follender in it that I got to work.

    Also interesting background info in the article if you run it through Google Translate.

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    Thank goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaZara View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it... it's also been reported that the ELN said they'd be freed on Wednesday (yesterday). Didn't happen...

    But, crossing fingers.

    ETA not to doubt you, but newspapers in the NL are reporting "a statement will be released" (by the ELN), instead of "they will be released with a statement".
    Last edited by JanetElaine; 06-22-2017 at 11:02 AM. Reason: eta


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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it... it's also been reported that the ELN said they'd be freed on Wednesday (yesterday). Didn't happen...

    But, crossing fingers.

    ETA not to doubt you, but newspapers in the NL are reporting "a statement will be released" (by the ELN), instead of "they will be released with a statement".

    "Serán liberados" is plural and masculine and refers to the two men.

    A statement will be released would be "un comunicado será publicado".

    Comunicados are not liberated!

    Someone allegedly is having at bad day at Google translate. This happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaZara View Post
    "Serán liberados" is plural and masculine and refers to the two men.

    A statement will be released would be "un comunicado será publicado".

    Comunicados are not liberated!

    Someone allegedly is having at bad day at Google translate. This happens.
    Thanks! Tbh I have more faith in my fellow WSers to get things right than the MSM these days. Hopefully their release will be very soon!

    ETA: the newspaper corrected itself now... maybe they read here.
    Last edited by JanetElaine; 06-22-2017 at 11:42 AM. Reason: eta

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    Dutch newspaper now reporting they have been released:

    http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/spoorloo...aten~a9ed9aa5/

    They are quoting Colombian TV channel RCN.

    More info and maps at link.

    Dutch ministry of foreign affairs cannot yet confirm the release: http://nos.nl/artikel/2179689-colomb...nder-vrij.html

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