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| 3/25/2010 12:00:00 AM

Colombian rebels to release 2 hostages, Red Cross says

March 25--Leftist rebels are expected to release two Colombian soldiers -- one of whom has been held for 12 years -- this weekend, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

In addition, the remains of a police officer who died after eight years in captivity are to be handed over by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Red Cross said.

The Red Cross discussed its role a day after liberal opposition Sen. Piedad Cordoba announced that operations for the release of Pablo Emilio Moncayo, who has been held for 12 years, and Josue Daniel Calvo, who has been held for one year, are to begin Saturday.

The remains of police Maj. Julian Ernesto Guevara are to be handed over also, Cordoba said in a posting on her Web site. Guevara had been held for eight years before he died in 2006, said Red Crioss spokesman Carlos Rios in Bogota.
 
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