Friday, July 4, 2008

Green Leader Ingrid Betancourt Rescued

Columbian Green Leader Ingrid Betancourt Rescued

Colombian Green Party leader Ingrid Betancourt was rescued from captivity today, after being held hostage for six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Ingridfounded the Green Oxygen Party in 1994, establishing a new political force committed topeace, women's empowerment and a fairer society. She was elected as Colombia's firstGreen Senator in 1998, and in 2002, she ran for the presidency. Dedicated to non-violence, she was campaigning in the country's demilitarized zone to appeal for peacewhen she was kidnapped by the FARC. The Green Party of the United Stateswholeheartedly welcomes Ingrid's release, whose indomitable spirit and commitment tojustice and have inspired us and millions of people worldwide.

Office: PO Box 57065 Washington, D.C. 20037 202-319-7191 or toll-free (US): 866-41GREEN


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