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The Foreigner Yemen kidnappers release Norwegian. UPDATED: The 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker abducted by a gang almost two weeks ago is now free, officials report. “I am very pleased and relieved that the Norwegian who was kidnapped in Yemen has been released and that he is unharmed,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press release. Whilst there were earlier insecurities regarding his situation after talks stalled, the man, who NRK reveals is Gert Danielsen, is now in a safe place in capital Sanaa.

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Yemen kidnappers release Norwegian

Published on Friday, 27th January, 2012 at 09:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th January 2012 at 12:49.

UPDATED: The 34-year-old Norwegian UN worker abducted by a gang almost two weeks ago is now free, officials report.



“I am very pleased and relieved that the Norwegian who was kidnapped in Yemen has been released and that he is unharmed,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press release.

Whilst there were earlier insecurities regarding his situation after talks stalled, the man, who NRK reveals is Gert Danielsen, is now in a safe place in capital Sanaa.

FM Støre adds, “I would like to thank the Yemeni authorities for the determination they have shown in negotiating the Norwegian’s release. I also greatly appreciate the close cooperation we have had with the UN, both in Sanaa and in New York.”

Mr Danielsen declares in a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) statement, "I am happy to be free again and I wish to thank all those who have worked hard for my release. I am relieved that this experience is over.”

The 34-year-old Governance Team Leader will now go on short recuperation leave in Norway before returning to his duties.




Published on Friday, 27th January, 2012 at 09:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th January 2012 at 12:49.

This post has the following tags: kidnappednorwegianyemen, undpkidnapping.





  
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