Somalia ransom now $100,000

From $2.5 million to $100,000 – that’s the reduction in the ransom demand for the release of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan according to Canwest today. The duo were kidnapped in Somalia in August, 2008,

“Now they want $100,000,” [said Dad Abdi Daud, executive director of Mogadishu-based Somali Journalists Rights Agency], in a telephone interview Friday with Canwest News Service. “You can see the difference.” link

The reduction comes in the light of the release of Colin Freeman and José Cendón and the fixer and Abdifatah Mohamed Elmi and Marwali, the fixer and driver team for Lindhout and Brennan. We continue to update the progress in this kidnapping on this post.