Parisians have joined hands and formed a "human chain" around central Paris to mark the sixth anniversary of the abduction of the French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt.

The Colombian rebel group FARC kidnapped Betancourt on February 23rd, 2002 as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency. French president Nicolas Sarkozy has taken an interest in Betancourt's case and made securing her release a priority.

Betancourt's daughter made up part of

Saturday's human chain, along with the recently liberated hostage Consuelo Gonzales.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.