15 day threat to Somalia kidnap victims
According to a report from Press TV Iran’s correspondent in Mogadishu, the two journalists kidnapped in Somalia on August 23 – Amanda Lindhout and Nigel Brennan – will be killed if a $2.5 million ransom is not paid within 15 days. The National Union of Somali Journalists released a statement calling for the release of all the journalists kidnapped,
â€œThe three journalists were committed to bring news and information about swiftly developing events in Somalia to audiences throughout the world. Their long-standing detention speaks to the deterioration working conditions for journalists operating in the countryâ€ said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary General. â€œWe urge all who are involved the negotiations for non-political reasons to use the full extent of their influences in this matter to ensure that three colleagues are immediately and unconditionally releasedâ€ Omar Faruk declared. link
Meanwhile, we continue to update the timeline of the kidnap.