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Kidnapped journalist freed. Details not released until today for fear of jeopardising release. The Norwegian journalist Pål Refsdal and his Afghan interpreter were freed today after having been held in captivity since 05 November by a group believed to have connections with the Taliban. Their kidnapping near the border with Pakistan, and ongoing round-the-clock negotiations, were kept under wraps for fear that the two would be sold on to others.

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Kidnapped journalist freed

Published on Thursday, 12th November, 2009 at 21:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Details not released until today for fear of jeopardising release.

Afghanistan-Pakistan border area in 2008
Afghanistan-Pakistan border area in 2008
Photo: CIA/Wikimedia Commons


The Norwegian journalist Pål Refsdal and his Afghan interpreter were freed today after having been held in captivity since 05 November by a group believed to have connections with the Taliban.

Their kidnapping near the border with Pakistan, and ongoing round-the-clock negotiations, were kept under wraps for fear that the two would be sold on to others.

The journalist was taken into captivity because he failed to ask permission to enter territory controlled by the local Taliban and was suspected of being a spy, according to NTB.

NRK reports that the leader of the kidnappers in Kabul who calls himself Dawran claims that Refsdal was only released after he’d converted to Islam.



Published on Thursday, 12th November, 2009 at 21:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwegian, journalist, kidnapped, freed, taliban, afghanistan, pakistan, islam, paal, refsdal.





  
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