Colombian government apologises to journalist who was tortured, raped

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The Colombian government has apologised to Jineth Bedoya, a journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and raped while reporting on the country’s civil war in 2000 in international hearings at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

But Bedoya says the government apology is inadequate given the impunity in Colombia’s courts and the continuing violence against women and journalists in the country.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.

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