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
Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, center, reacts as she arrives to pull down her portrait hanging from the Paris City Hall facade today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.)