• Kyodo


Colombia’s largest leftist guerrilla group was behind the kidnapping of a Japanese farmer for the second time in three years, Colombian police confirmed Tuesday.

Shoro Shimura, a 72-year-old former member of the Yamanashi Prefecture Assembly who owns a farm in Colombia, was kidnapped Sept. 1 by 12 men from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) led by FARC’s military commander, Jorge Briceno, better known as “Mono Jojoy” on the outskirts of Bogota, they said.

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