UN peacekeepers in Haiti release sixth kidnap victim

9 August 2005

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, conducting a security search in the Caribbean country’s capital, has released a kidnap victim, bringing the total freed to six persons in about seven weeks.

A unit of the Brazilian battalion conducting a cordon-and-search exercise in the Bel Air district of Port-au-Prince yesterday morning found a 41-year-old man who had been in captivity for a fortnight, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said.

The operation also led to the arrest of 11 members of an armed group, including one woman, it said. They were turned over to the Haitian National Police.

 

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