Rebel-held hostages' release postponed in Colombia

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 5:34 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross say the expected releases of three hostages held by Colombian rebels have been postponed.

Red Cross delegate Angela Bertani says that rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have decided to postpone the planned releases of the soldier and two police officers.

Red Cross representatives and a Colombian politician had set out by car earlier Thursday toward an area where they had expected to pick up at least one of the hostages.

The soldier and two police officers were seized by FARC rebels last month.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos criticized the FARC for not turning over the first of the captives, calling it "unacceptable."

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