No ransom paid for release aid workers

11th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

International relief agency Médecins sans Frontières says no ransom has been paid to secure the release of two of its aid workers.

THE NETHERLANDS - Willem Sools, a Dutch male nurse, and Keiko Akahane, a Japanese female doctor, were freed on Wednesday.
They had been abducted in Ethiopia in late September before being taken to Somalia, where they were held for 108 days.
The kidnappers were demanding the release of a number of militants and a ransom of three millon dollars.
The charity has refused to give further details about the release of the two workers.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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