BBC News | 9/21/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia eases terms for hostages
Sept 21--Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has eased the terms for the release of 24 police and soldiers being held by Marxist Farc rebels.
"This should be done in a short time, so that the torture does not continue," a government statement said.
The Farc rebels had offered to release two of the soldiers in April.
The father of one of the soldiers, Pablo Moncayo, has staged a high profile campaign, walking across Colombia wrapped in chains to call for the release of his son.
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