Report: Arjan's kidnapper unmasked

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6 November 2003 , AMSTERDAM — Dutch aid worker Arjan Erkel was kidnapped in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on the orders of a local parliamentarian and businessman, a newspaper has claimed.

6 November 2003

AMSTERDAM — Dutch aid worker Arjan Erkel was kidnapped in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on the orders of a local parliamentarian and businessman, a newspaper has claimed.

Rotterdam-based evening newspaper NRC Handelsblad said the Dagestan authorities have lost patience with the gang leader who is demanding a USD 5 million ransom and they plan to have him murdered at some time in the future.

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