South African hostages released [Archives:2009/1222/Local News]

January 5 2009

Aqeel Al-Halali
And Yemen Times Staff

SANA'A, Jan. 3 ) Yemeni tribesmen have released a South African woman and her two sons, which they abducted on Friday in Abyan 150km east of the port city of Aden.

A tribal mediation committee conducted negotiations with the kidnappers who demanded that “one of their relatives who is imprisoned in Sana'a central Prison for a criminal case”” in return of freeing the African hostages.

Local tribesmen confirmed that the trio was released on Saturday Dec. 3