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Colombian Guerrillas Free Liverpool Striker Luis Diaz’s Kidnapped Father

Liverpool footballer Luis Diaz© AFP

Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group on Thursday freed the daddy of Liverpool footballer Luis Diaz, 12 days after kidnapping him, in keeping with dwell TV footage. After being handed over by the rebels to a humanitarian mission, Luis Manuel Diaz arrived by helicopter within the northeastern metropolis of Valledupar, some 90 kilometers (56 miles) from his hometown of Barrancas the place he was kidnapped together with his spouse on October 28. She was rescued the identical day. “Lengthy dwell Freedom and Peace,” President Gustavo Petro wrote on X, previously Twitter, after the discharge. The Bishops Convention of Colombia, concerned in negotiating the handover, launched {a photograph} of Diaz in a wooded space with a girl taking his important indicators.

The 26-year-old winger’s father and mom Cilenis Marulanda had been kidnapped by armed males on bikes at a gasoline station of their residence city.

Marulanda was rescued hours later and a large search operation by floor and air was launched for her husband, with greater than 250 troopers concerned.

The ELN, which is in peace negotiations with Petro’s authorities, later acknowledged considered one of its models was behind the kidnapping, which it described as a “mistake.”

On Sunday, Diaz begged the ELN to free his father.

“I ask the ELN for the immediate launch of my father, and I ask worldwide organizations to intercede for his freedom,” Diaz mentioned on X.

“Each second, each minute our anguish grows,” the younger footballer added.




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