- Category: Canada News
- Published Monday, January 11, 2016
- CTV News
Ottawa says it has helped secure the release of a Canadian man held captive in Afghanistan since 2011.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion announced Monday, that Colin Rutherford will soon be coming home.
"Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Colin Rutherford from captivity have been successful," Dion said in a statement.
"We look forward to Mr. Rutherford being able to return to Canada and reunite with his family and loved ones."
In 2011, the Taliban released a video of Rutherford, who they accused of being a spy. They said the Canadian was detained in Ghazni city by insurgents.