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The Foreigner Prisoner trade motivated Norwegian’s kidnap. A known criminal abducted the 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker to exchange for a jailed relative, reports say. An anonymous source said to Aftenposten the kidnapper “belongs to a tribe in the Marib Region. He’s now using the Norwegian hostage to negotiate with the authorities. The man requires that a relative of his imprisoned for murder, violence and a number of other offences is released immediately.” The Yemen Post has also reported that the UN is in contact with the person behind the weekend’s kidnapping. It is not believed there is a connection to Al-Qaeda or that the abductors have a political agenda.

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Prisoner trade motivated Norwegian’s kidnap

Published on Monday, 16th January, 2012 at 14:46 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 16th January 2012 at 15:21.

A known criminal abducted the 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker to exchange for a jailed relative, reports say.



An anonymous source said to Aftenposten the kidnapper “belongs to a tribe in the Marib Region. He’s now using the Norwegian hostage to negotiate with the authorities. The man requires that a relative of his imprisoned for murder, violence and a number of other offences is released immediately.”

The Yemen Post has also reported that the UN is in contact with the person behind the weekend’s kidnapping. It is not believed there is a connection to Al-Qaeda or that the abductors have a political agenda.

“These are simply criminals who use kidnapping as a form of coercion,” the anonymous source stated.

The abductor also allegedly blew up an oil pipeline and temporarily blocked a main road out of Marib.

Abdul Rabb Al-Omari from the Aden Association for Peace and Solidarity told VG, “These types of matters are normally resolved positively and I don’t think he [the kidnap victim] is in any danger. Nevertheless, it is important that authorities step in quickly to find a solution to this case.”

A press spokesperson at Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tells The Foreigner “We do not have any more information to confirm than what we have already said.”

Nine people comprising three negotiators from the from Yemen's Interior Ministry and six members of other tribes have now been sent to negotiate the Norwegian's release. They believe this will be during the course of the next 36 hours, a central source tells the Yemen Post.



Published on Monday, 16th January, 2012 at 14:46 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 16th January 2012 at 15:21.

This post has the following tags: kidnappednorwegianyemen, undpkidnapping.





  
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