Somalia kidnap deadline looms

The ransom deadline reportedly set by the kidnappers of journalists Amanda Lindhout, Nigel Brennan and their fixer Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi and driver Mahad Clise looms today reports the National Post. The kidnappers are reported to have asked for $2.5 million, but “a travel writer who met Ms. Lindhout last year in Afghanistan says he’s optimistic the deadline will be extended” So… errr… that’s alright then…

“I’m sure they’re not going to do anything on Tuesday,” said Richard Poplak, a Toronto-based author who grew up in South Africa. “I really hope not.” link

I continue to update the timeline of the kidnap on the Frontline blog.