Betancourt Outlines 'Diabolic Behavior' By Rebels

Former hostage, in Paris, says she was tortured, kept in chains for 3 years
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2008 4:51 PM CDT
Betancourt Outlines 'Diabolic Behavior' By Rebels
Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, center, reacts as she arrives to pull down her portrait hanging from the Paris City Hall facade today.   (AP Photo)

Speaking after her arrival in Paris today, Ingrid Betancourt says she was tortured during her 6 years as a hostage of Colombian rebels, the New York Times reports. “I was in chains all the time, 24 hours a day, for three years,” she said, describing "diabolical behavior" by her captors. “I tried to wear those chains with dignity, even if I felt that it was unbearable.” (Read more Ingrid Betancourt stories.)

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