Colombian guerrilla group releases Luis Díaz’s father after 13 days as hostage | Colombia

The father of the Liverpool footballer Luis Díaz has been freed after being held for 13 days in captivity by a guerrilla group in Colombia.

Members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) handed Luis Díaz Sr over to members of the Catholic church and the UN on Thursday afternoon, ending almost two weeks of international speculation over his whereabouts and growing concern for his safety.

Armed men abducted Díaz Sr and his wife on 28 October in their home town of Barrancas in Colombia’s northern La Guajira state. Though Cilenis Marulanda, the footballer’s mother, was freed hours later,…


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