"Tanja Nijmeijer is a criminal"

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"Tanja Nijmeijer is a criminal,” says the Colombian ambassador to Holland, Francisco José Lloreda in an interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Mr Lloreda is one of the first Colombian officials to speak publicly about the footage which RNW published last week of Tanja Nijmeijer, the Dutch FARC guerrilla.

According to the ambassador, "People make choices in life. Tanja chose to take this path. She chose the wrong path. It's wrong because of all the damage it has caused to Colombia for such a long period of time."