Kidnapped in Somalia—one year later

Families speak out for the hostages, a young Alberta journalist and Australian photographer

It was a year ago Sunday when 27-year-old Canadian freelance reporter, Amanda Lindhout, and Australian photographer, Nigel Brennan, were kidnapped in Somalia near Mogadishu and held for $2.5 million ransom. They’ve yet to come home. To mark the anniversary, the families of the two hostages released their first public statement, saying they remain united, “working tirelessly” to secure freedom for their loved ones “with little outside support.” Shortly after the kidnapping, Maclean’s documented “the tale of how Lindhout, a former Molson Canadian girl and beautician from small-town Alberta, found herself in perhaps the most dangerous place in the world.”



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