Haiti – FLASH : All religious hostages have been released
All Catholic religious kidnapped on April 11 at the Croix-des-bouquets hhttps://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33471-haiti-politic-religious-kidnapped-by-deviant-elements-of-society.html by the gang “400 Mawozo” still in the hands of the kidnappers released Friday morning safe and sound (2 French religious : Father Michel Briand (67) and Sister Agnès Bordeau (80) as well as 2 Haitian religious and 2 lay people) confirmed the Society of priests of Saint-Jacques to which the religious belong.
“We found our confreres, the nuns and members of the family of Father Jean Anel Joseph in good health” adding “[…] our thanks also go to the ambassadors of France and the United States, for their discreet and efficient diplomatic support, as well as to all the political and moral authorities of the country as well as to the governments for their unwavering support.”
It is not known if a ransom was paid against their releases.
Let’s recall that the kidnappers had already released 3 religious on April 22 (Sister Anne-Marie Dortellus, Father Hugues Baptiste and Lovely Joseph) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33547-haiti-flash-the-kidnappers-release-3-religious-after-12-days-of-kidnapping.html
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