October 25, 2018

Japanese Hostage Junpei Yasuda Ransomed

A Japanese journalist held for three years by Islamist militants in Syria was freed after a ransom of $3 million was paid, it was claimed yesterday.

Junpei Yasuda, 44, a freelancer with extensive experience of working in the Middle East, went missing while reporting in Syria in 2015. Japan confirmed that he had been released but denied paying the ransom.

We are glad that Junpei Yasuda is free, our joy is tempered with the knowledge that al-Qaeda in Syria is richer today than i was yesteday

By Howie at 01:07 PM | Comments |