Cdn Jounalist Amanda Lindhout & Australian Nigel Brennan Released
Canadian Journalist Amanda Lindhout and Australian Photo Journalist Nigel Brennan have been released by their captors in Somalia.
Both journalist have been in custody since August 2008.
Reuters and CBC Newsnet confirmed this at 1:40pm EST. The two journalists apparently are in the Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu, Their condition is not known at this time.
The story has also been confirmed by Reuters.
Amanda Lindhout has given at least one interview. She spoke of her conditions and made to sit in a corner of a room without windows and light.
She was beaten and tortured - most of these beatings took place prior to her being forces to phone her mother. She was made to read off a script. The hostage takers wanted $1 Million in ransom.
Amanda apparently has given several interview now. She mentioned in one interview that the Somali government secured their release. She thought that money was raised by her and Nigel Brennan's parents to pay ransom. She did not know what amount that was.
Amanda plight first came to light NP Story Here:
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