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The Foreigner Continued Norwegian kidnap talks stalemate. There is still no official progress in negotiations to free the 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker in Yemen. The man, who sources say is currently being held in Horiaqdan about 40 kilometres northeast of Maarib City, is reportedly in good condition. According Aftenposten, the UN says he was kidnapped around midnight on Sunday morning. An anonymous source tells the paper the Norwegian, his driver, and interpreter were taken away what might have been a Toyota Landcruiser.

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Continued Norwegian kidnap talks stalemate

Published on Friday, 20th January, 2012 at 15:05 under the news category, by John Price   .

There is still no official progress in negotiations to free the 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker in Yemen.



The man, who sources say is currently being held in Horiaqdan about 40 kilometres northeast of Maarib City, is reportedly in good condition.

According Aftenposten, the UN says he was kidnapped around midnight on Sunday morning. An anonymous source tells the paper the Norwegian, his driver, and interpreter were taken away what might have been a Toyota Landcruiser.

The vehicle, with darkened windows, was disguised to avoid attracting armed personnel at control posts’ attention.
His interpreter and driver were released after reaching where the 34-year-old, from the Romerike District in Akershus County, is being held.

“It had been decorated and spray painted so it looked like a ‘bridal car’. No guards will demand to look inside one of these. This easily enabled the kidnappers to take the man and his helpers out of the area,” the unnamed individual says.

Bedouin tribal leader Hassan ben Nasser, behind the kidnapping and whose brother Ali Ben Nasser is jailed for murdering four soldiers, amongst other crimes, said captors will not release the Norwegian until Ali is freed.

The UN worker’s father told Romerikes Blad, Wednesday, “We have not heard anything new from there for a while now. Even though we have assurances that he is well, considering the circumstances well, you obviously become more uncertain as the days go by. [Nevertheless,] we have a good dialogue with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN, and believe this will end well.”



Published on Friday, 20th January, 2012 at 15:05 under the news category, by John Price   .

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