Freed hostage denounces Colombian rebels

July 7, 2008 1:41:49 PM PDT
One of three American hostages freed last week from Colombia rebels denounced the group as "terrorists with a capital 'T."' Marc Gonsalves says the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which held him and two other U.S. military contractors in captivity for more than five years, were punishing others because he was rescued.

Gonsalves said, "I want to send a message to the FARC. FARC, you guys are terrorists."

Another former hostage, Thomas Howes, said: "We are doing well but we cannot forget those we left behind in captivity."

The men spoke at a ceremony welcoming home them and another U.S. military contractor, Keith Stansell.


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