Canadian Tourist Held by Taliban For Five Years Released

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man, held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2010, has been released, Canada’s government announced Monday.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said in a statement that efforts to win Colin Rutherford’s release were successful. Rutherford was a tourist in Afghanistan when he was seized by the Taliban in November 2010. The Taliban released a video of Rutherford in 2011 and accused the then 26-year-old of being a spy.

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