Kidnapped Swede released in Yemen

SANAA - A Swedish national kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen has been released, a Yemen security official said on Friday.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Fri 29 Oct 2010, 1:06 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:29 AM

The Swedish man, an engineer at a cement factory in south Yemen, was kidnapped late on Thursday by armed tribesmen who wanted to use a hostage to negotiate the release of a fellow tribe member who was sentenced to death in a Yemeni court.

A Yemen security official said the man was released after security forces agreed to review the Yemeni prisoner’s sentencing.

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