Yemen tribesmen kidnap German citizen

Armed tribesmen kidnapped a German citizen in the capital Sanaa.

Yemen tribesmen kidnap German citizen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemeni tribesman said on Sunday they had kidnapped a German man to press their government to free jailed relatives.

Tribesmen telephoned journalists to say they kidnapped the man from the capital Sanaa and took him to Maarib, a tribal stronghold in the centre of Yemen.

They said they were demanding the release of two relatives who they said were being held without charge.

A spokeswoman for Germany's Foreign Ministry said: "We are aware of the reports. The emergency task force has been alerted and, together with the embassy in Sanaa and the Yemeni authorities, it is urgently trying to resolve (the matter)."

The German embassy in Sanaa said it was checking the report.

 

Last Mod: 02 Şubat 2014, 12:48
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