The Colombian mission called off

The French humanitarian mission sent to Colombia to try to secure to release of the hostage Ingrid Betancourt is being withdrawn from the country.

Colombia’s Farc rebels said they would not allow emergency medical aid to be delivered to the kidnapped politician. The mission was “not acceptable” and was launched without the guerrillas’ agreement, a Farc statement said.

France, Spain and Switzerland, which were jointly behind the mission, said it was “no longer justifiable”. “It will therefore leave Colombia soon,” the three countries said in a statement. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner will travel to the region “soon” to discuss the situation, an official statement said.

President Nicolas Sarkozy had announced the French mission after reports that Ms Betancourt, who holds dual French-Colombian citizenship, was seriously ill. She was kidnapped while campaigning for the Colombian presidency six years ago.

Pity, the Farc rebels even if they had any right to do what they do they lost it because they proved not interest in human life!

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