Haiti: release of two hostages among the 17 North Americans kidnapped in mid-October

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Two of the 16 North American hostages , 15 American citizens and a Canadian, kidnapped in mid-October by a gang, on the outskirts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, have been released, the American church to which the missionaries and their loved ones belong on Sunday announced.

“Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who have been released are safe and sound, in good spirits and in care, “said the religious organization Christian Aid Ministries, to which the abducted missionaries belong, in a statement published on its website.

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The organization Christian Aid Ministries had indicated that the group had 12 adults, whose age is between 18 and 48 years, and five children, aged 8 months, 3, 6, 13 and 15 years.

17 million euros

In October, the leader of the Haitian gang in the origin of the kidnapping of 16 North Americans had threatened to execute the hostages if he did not obtain not the ransom of 17 millions of dollars.

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“If I don’t get what I need, I will kill these Americans “, threatened Wilson Joseph then in Creole, appearing in costume and surrounded by many armed men, all gathered in front of the coffins where the corpses lie. of five members of his gang who he said were killed by the police.

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